When a vehicle pulls out from a parking lot trying to beat traffic, proceeds to turn right in front of approaching traffic, or makes a left-hand turn at an intersection into oncoming traffic, that driver has violated the right-of-way law. Unfortunately, car accidents in Sarasota, Tampa, and throughout Florida happen all the time due to drivers failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
Recently, two local traffic accidents occurred that involved failure to yield, including:
- March 3, 2013 – A Tampa auto accident happened that involved Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. According to reports, he was driving home after his spring game when the crash took place around 4:00 p.m. Ichiro was traveling south on Dale Mabry Highway when another driver attempted to make a left turn across traffic. Ichiro reports that he had the green light when the other driver proceeded to turn into him. Thankfully, Ichiro didn’t report any injuries after the accident.
- February 28, 2013 – An Osceola County car accident took place on U.S. 192 that killed two Brevard teens. According to police, the young woman and young man were dating and traveling back to college after a visit home. They were passing through St. Cloud when a driver in a pickup truck pulled out in front of them. Sadly, the Hyundai that they were in caught fire and they were killed.
When a driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic, serious injuries or fatalities can occur. If you were a victim of a Sarasota auto accident in which a driver failed to yield, please call the Sarasota personal injury lawyers at Mallard Perez for a free consultation today at 888-409-3805.