Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Traffic intersections help motorists pass smoothly from one road to the next. The laws that go with intersection negotiation help organize the flow of traffic and prevent car accidents. Without intersection rules, Summit, Ohio, drivers would have difficulty reaching their destinations. Although intersections are basically controlled by traffic lights or signs, they can prove dangerous in the presence of a negligent driver or those who fail to yield the right-of-way.
Recently, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a two-car accident in Medina, where, according to reports, the accident occurred at the intersection of two state highways when a car heading westbound hit another vehicle that was being driven northbound. The report stated that it appeared that the 24-year-old driver of the first car failed to yield the right-of-way to the second vehicle. The impact of the collision sent the second vehicle off the road, crashing into a utility pole and rolling over as a result.
The car crash injured both drivers, who were rushed to two local hospitals. A 41-year-old woman who had been driving one car was listed in serious condition. The other driver’s condition is unknown. Police are continuing to investigate the car accident.
Every driver’s primary obligation is to drive safely by being attentive and cautious behind the wheel. A driver should have a proper view to avoid blind spots and see road signs clearly, particularly when reaching an intersection. Yielding the right way to other drivers may also spare people from injuries caused by a car accident. If not, a driver who fails to yield can be blamed for accident damages and may be responsible for compensating the victim for hospital costs, lost wages, rehabilitation and other necessary expenses.