A 78-year-old woman from Fayette, Mary Randall, was driving on County Road 20N when she failed to stop at a stop sign, causing her to collide with another vehicle. The collision caused injuries to both Randall and the driver of the second vehicle, Myrtle Vanarsdalen. Randall was taken to Wauseon Hospital and Vanarsdalen was transported via air ambulance to the University of Toledo Medical Center.
The crash is under investigation at this time. Our office sends our thoughts and prayers to those injured.
Failure to Yield: Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Revised Code §4511.43 states that motorists nearing a stop sign must stop at the stop line, and after doing so, they must yield the right of way to any vehicle with the right-of-way that is in the intersection or approaching it. The speed of their vehicle must be reduced to one that will allow them to safely stop, and anyone that violated this section of the Ohio Revised Code may be charged with a misdemeanor.
It appears as though the at-fault driver in this accident is Randall as she failed to stop at the stop sign, causing the accident.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a failure-to-yield accident at an Ohio intersection, call our Ohio car accident lawyers at 800.637.8170. Our team can help you through the legal process and ensure that you receive compensation for the injuries you sustained.