Fatal Failure-to-Yield Accident

The Charles E. Boyk Law Office has covered countless failure-to-yield accidents. These accidents have the potential to be very dangers as if an individual fails to yield at a stop or yield sign, there is a potential to come into contact with another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

A failure-to-yield accident in Defiance on Saturday night resulted in the death of one and injury to another. According to a report by 13abc News, the accident occurred on Buckskin road in Defiance County. The accident occurred when 53-year-old Dawn Murphy failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by 28-year-old Wade Rethmel’s vehicle. The collision was at Openlander Road. Both Murphy and Rethmel’s vehicles rolled over multiple times as a result of the accident and came to rest off the road.

The news report states that Murphy did not survive the failure-to-yield accident and Rethmel was taken via air ambulance to a hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Our office’s thoughts are with the Murphy family at this difficult time, and we send wishes for a speedy recovery to Rethmel.

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This Defiance County accident is under investigation at this time. It appears as though the accident was caused when Murphy failed to yield at the stop sign at Openlander Road.

Related: What is Failure to Yield?

Our thoughts remain with the Murphy family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Losing someone unexpectedly in an accident such as this is extremely difficult and we send prayers their way.

We are also keeping Rethmel on our mind. At this time, we do not know how serious their injuries were from this accident, but in a rollover accident such as this, it is likely that they have suffered serious injury as they were life-lighted to the hospital. When involved in such an accident, it is the recommendation of our personal injury lawyers that an injured victim or their family contacts a lawyer. There is a high probability that following the accident, the injured victim or their family will be contacted by the insurance company seeking statements regarding the accident. It is crucial to have the guidance of a car accident lawyer who can handle this communication and protect the injured individual.

Related: Is a car accident considered personal injury?

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Our office has helped countless individuals who have been involved in serious accidents. We guide them through the legal process and take over communication with the insurance company so the victim and their family can focus on recovering from the traumatic experience. If you would like to learn more about how to go about the legal process following a car accident, call our office at 800.637.8170.

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