A woman from Bradenton died in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, June 16, in a two-vehicle accident.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 12:56 a.m. One driver, a 58-year-old man from Wimauma, Florida, was heading south on U.S. 41 and tried to make a left turn into a private driveway located in the 5500 block of 14th Street West. However, while making the turn, he failed to properly yield to oncoming traffic.
While the man was turning into his driveway, the 28-year-old woman from Bradenton was driving north in her Chevy Malibu on U.S. 41. The man’s semi car hauler failed to clear the driveway fast enough, and she collected with the rear of the trailer, causing her car to bounce off to the west and spin around in the left turn lane. Responders arrived at the scene and transported her to Blake Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead of her injuries.
The man did not suffer any injuries in the accident. Police continued their investigation and charges were still pending.
Failure-to-yield accidents lead to serious injuries
Failure-to-yield collisions are among the more common types of car accidents — and are often quite serious. They often involve vehicles approaching each other head-on at potentially high speeds, usually with one driver failing to yield to the other while attempting to turn across oncoming traffic.
To learn more about your legal options after a serious car accident, meet with a skilled Bradenton personal injury lawyer at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.