A 24-year-old woman from Bradenton died from injuries she sustained in a car accident Saturday, November 19 on State Road 64. According to the police report, a pair of vehicles crashed into each other at the intersection of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and SR-64 at 1:27 a.m.
One of the vehicles reportedly made an illegal left turn at a red light. Just before the accident, one vehicle had been heading east on SR-64, while the other was going north on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Police officers continued to investigate the crash immediately afterwards.
Failure to yield accidents common
Turning left at a red light is known as “failure to yield” and represents one of the most common driver error-related causes of car accidents. Other examples of these collisions include failing to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn, failing to yield the right of way at an uncontrolled intersection and failure to obey a yield sign.
When a motorist commits a traffic violation and that violation directly leads to an accident, the driver may be liable for any ensuing injuries, deaths or property damage. Should the family members of the victim wish to recover compensation for the loss, they could file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver who made the illegal left turn in this particular accident. However, it’s not yet clear if the victim’s family plans to take any legal action at all.
If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured in a Florida car accident, consult a dedicated Bradenton personal injury lawyer with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh.