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Failure to Yield Accident Injures McCleary, Washington Woman

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 15, 2012

A woman from McCleary, Washington who was traveling along Highway 12 near Keys Road recently suffered injuries when another driver collided with hers, according to a recent news report from KXRO. Investigators say the accident resulted from the second driver’s failure to yield.

According to the report, the collision occurred at the intersection of Keys Road and Highway 12. The woman, a 59-year-old McCleary resident, was driving on Highway 12 as the second vehicle, driven by a 68-year-old man from Elma, approached northbound on Keys Road. Rather than stopping at the intersection to let the woman’s vehicle pass, the other driver pulled onto Highway 12, colliding with the woman’s car.

The woman was taken to a local hospital after the accident for treatment of her injuries, which are said to be minor. No reports have been released on whether her passenger, a 56-year-old Malone resident, was also hurt in the accident. Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash and had to be towed from the intersection.

Failure to yield is one of the top causes of intersection car crashes in Washington, according to the Washington State Patrol. “Failure to yield” simply means that the driver with the responsibility to stop and let other cars through the intersection first failed to do so. Failure to yield can cause an accident not only with another car, but also with a pedestrian, bicyclist, or other person who is in the roadway at the time.

If you’ve been injured by another driver’s failure to yield, a dedicated intersection crash lawyer in Seattle at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can help. Call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation.

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