A driver’s failure to yield caused a serious car accident in Bristol, VA, sending the driver of the other vehicle to the hospital with injuries.
According to details released by the Bristol Police Department, a 69-year-old woman, who was driving an SUV, was traveling on Lexington Street. She attempted to turn left onto Euclid Avenue and struck a Honda which was traveling the opposite direction on Euclid.
The impact of the crash was hard enough that it trapped the driver of the Honda, who could not get out of the vehicle. Members of the Bristol Virginia Fire Department and the Bristol Life Saving Crew had to extricate the victim from his vehicle. Once emergency responders were able to free the victim, he was then transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center. Police did not release any details regarding the man’s condition.
The victim’s dog was also in the car when the accident occurred. The dog did not appear to be injured and the investigating officer told media that when he left the victim at the hospital, the dog was still with his owner, on his lap.
The driver of the SUV has been charged with failure to yield.
Thankfully, it appears that the man will recover from his injuries. That is not always the case, as our personal injury law firm recently reported about another failure to yield crash. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, almost 15 percent of car accident fatalities are the result of failure to yield accidents.
If you have been injured as a result of another driver’s failure to yield, contact an experienced Virginia car crash attorney to find out what legal recourse you may have against the other driver for your pain and loss.