Failure to yield the right of way causes the death of an elderly man

Yield SignFirst Coast News reports that a 75-year-old man was killed in a fatal car crash Wednesday night.  A 49 year old female was driving east on Martin Luther King Parkway when investigators say she failed to see the other vehicle and made a left turn onto Moncrief Road, directly in the path of 17-year-old male’s Jeep Wrangler.  The woman’s Chevy S-10 hit the front of the Jeep, causing both vehicles to spin around.  The driver of the S-10 had minor injuries, however,  the passenger of the truck was transported to Shands UF Health where he was pronounced dead.
As reported by Safe Motorist, there are several instances when you must yield the right of way to other drivers.
They are the following:
¢ At a yield sign;
¢ To pedestrians in a crosswalk;
¢ To persons using a seeing eye guide dog;
¢ To persons using a white cane with or without a red tip;
¢ At uncontrolled intersections where vehicles are already in the intersection;
¢ At œT intersections where you must yield to vehicles on the through road;
¢ When turning left in which case you must yield to oncoming pedestrians, cars, etc.;
¢ When driving on an unpaved road that intersections with a paved road; and
¢ When returning to the roadway after the car is parked.
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If you were injured in an accident caused by another driver’s failure to  yield on a road in the North Florida area, call Edwards & Ragatz. Accidents caused by fthe failure to adhere to traffic conditions can be difficult to prove because the evidence can be one driver’s word against the other. We thoroughly investigate the accident; we are ready to  prove liability for damages and help you collect  full compensation for related medical bills and other damages

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