A three-car collision on U.S. 41 on Monday, June 21 resulted in the deaths of two people and injuries to five others.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened at approximately 7:37 p.m. near the intersection of the highway with Seagate Drive. A couple from Kentucky pulled out of a parking lot on U.S. 41 and attempted to access the southbound lanes, but in doing so pulled into the path of two vehicles heading north on the highway, resulting in a collision of all three vehicles.
The Kentucky couple, a 77-year-old female driver and a 78-year-old male passenger, died at the scene from their accidents. A 24-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman from Bradenton in the second vehicle were transported to local hospitals in serious condition. Three men in the third vehicle, ages 28, 31 and 40, sustained minor injuries.
The FHP continued investigating the crash in the aftermath, briefly closing down the road to complete the investigation.
Failure to yield accidents
All drivers are expected to pay attention to traffic and yield the right of way whenever appropriate. A person turning left across a highway, for example, must yield to traffic going right before attempting to cross the way.
If the person responsible for the failure to yield passes away in the accident, other people injured due to their actions can still collect in personal injury claims either from their insurance provider or from the deceased’s estate.
Whenever you are on the road, you are expected to proceed with caution at intersections after making sure you have the right of way. When pulling out of parking lots, drivers must ensure the way is clear before proceeding.
For more information about the steps to take if you or a loved one have been injured in a failure to yield accident, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.