A Sunday afternoon accident in Hancock County has resulted in the injury of three people, according to 13 ABC News.
A two-vehicle crash on SR 568 at SR 330 happened when one motorist was driving north and failed to see another vehicle in the intersection. The driver, Kristyn Bishop was on SR 330 and approached the intersection of ST 568. She continued into the intersection failing to see a car driven by Maria Kolarik.
Bishop’s failure to see Kolarik resulted in her van striking the side of Kolarik’s car, which then forced it off of the side of the road and into a ditch before coming back onto the road.
Bishop’s van spun around after the collision and before stopping at the corner of the intersection.
After the collision, 50-year-old Maria Kolarik and her 79-year-old passenger, Nancy Kolarik, were both taken to the hospital. The injuries they have sustained have not been reported at this time. Bishop was treated at the scene of the accident.
Dangerous Accidents in Intersections
Intersections are often the scenes of dangerous accidents. A failure to yield accident, such as this appears to be, can result in serious injuries and sometimes fatalities.
While in the above accident it is unclear whether or not Bishop stopped at all at the intersection, a failure to yield accident occurs when a driver does not stop properly at a stop sign or yield sign. Failing to stop properly can result in a collision if another vehicle is in the intersection and has the right-of-way.
The Ohio Revised Code 4511.43 Right-of-way rule at through highways, stop signs, and yield signs explains this area of the law. You can read the full portion of the Ohio Revised Code here.
If you or a loved one is injured in failure to yield accident due to the fault of another driver, we urge you to contact a car accident attorney regarding your injuries. The attorneys at our law office have handled countless failure-to-yield accidents and can help you to receive the settlement that you deserve for the pain and suffering that the accident has caused.
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