4 hurt in westside crash

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Channel 4 reports that four people were hurt in a crash on the Westside on Friday morning, according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.  Two SUVs were involved in the crash at the intersection of Lenox Avenue and Ramona Boulevard about 11:30 a.m.  Officers said a silver Isuzu was heading west on Ramona and a green Ford was heading east. They said the Isuzu made a left turn without a signal and crashed into the Ford.  Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to get a trapped victim out of the silver SUV.  All four people in the two SUVs were taken to hospitals, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.  Police said the driver of the Isuzu will likely be cited.

Right of way can be used when the law permits its use by requiring that others yield the right of way to you. Failure to yield the right of way leads to crashes just as the one that occurred on Friday. There are some ways for you to reduce this occurring when you are driving. Right of way must be yielded to other drivers in the following instances:

  • 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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