Idaho State Police reported an injury crash near Idaho Falls from a driver failing to yield at a stop sign. The car accident occurred on US26 when a driver heading southbound failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle in the intersection. The driver and passenger of the vehicle which was hit were both injured and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. It was also reported that neither one of these persons were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The driver who failed to yield and his passenger were uninjured. Traffic was blocked in both directions for about an hour and a half following the accident.
Failing to Yield at a Stop Sign
There are multiple traffic laws for yielding the right of way. For instance, at stop signs, uncontrolled intersections, turning, etc. When attempting to turn left, the driver must yield the right of way to any oncoming traffic to avoid a car crash. Failing to yield the right of way is a common cause of car accidents and can lead to significant injuries and damages.
National statistics reveal that one-third of all intersection crashes in the United States happen at stop sign intersections. That is about 700,000 car accidents happening annually at stop sign intersections.
Common Reasons for Running a Stop Sign
• The driver is in a hurry.
• Rolling stop or failing to come to a complete stop.
• The driver is being impatient.
• Distracted driving.
• Reckless driving.
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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