A woman in Sarasota sustained serious injuries after striking a dump truck on Lorraine Road on the morning of Monday, May 10. She was listed as being in critical condition at the hospital afterward.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck was heading west on Clark Road (State Road 72) when the 46-year-old woman, who was driving her Honda SUV north on Lorraine, proceeded into the intersection. She attempted to avoid the collision, but the truck hit the right side of the SUV, which turned over and then eventually came to a rest on the side of Clark Road.
The driver in the dump truck only sustained minor injuries in the collision. The FHP did not release information about fault in the accident.
Drivers are responsible for making sure they have right of way
All drivers are responsible for obeying the rules of the road to ensure the safety and care of others with whom they share the roadway. This includes making sure they have the right of way before proceeding through intersections.
Drivers should obey all posted signs and signals, including lights, stop signs and yield signs. At stop signs and uncontrolled intersections, the rule is that the person arriving to the intersection goes first. But if drivers arrive at the intersection simultaneously, the driver to the right has the right of way.
Drivers must also be certain to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic when attempting to turn left.
For more information about how to proceed with a personal injury claim after you’ve been in an accident caused by a negligent driver and how you can prove that driver’s liability, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL attorney at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.