Houston, Texas (Aug. 10, 2022) – A man was killed on Wednesday morning after a 19-year-old driver failed to yield the right of way while pulling out from a stop sign.
Houston Police say the incident happened in the 1100 block of Monroe Road near the Beltway at roughly 6:40 a.m. The victim, a 56-year-old male, was driving a black Nissan Maxima when a white Ford Explorer pulled in front of him.
The collision caused the Nissan to hit a tree, before coming to stop against support poles at a nearby gas station. The victim survived the initial crash, but later died at HCA Clear Lake Hospital.
The driver of the Ford suffered no major injuries according to police and was released after questioning.
Failure to Yield Accidents
Failure to yield is among the leading cause of roadway accidents in Texas. Some drivers simply fail to give their full attention while driving, and others consider themselves above the law. Regardless of why the failure occurred, everyone is obligated to yield the right-of-way by following official traffic signs and signals and adhering to the rules of the road.
A failure to yield accident is overwhelming due to the mental anguish and financial burden that follows. Knowing what qualifies as negligence and how to build a strong case may be even more demanding. Fortunately, the failure to yield accident lawyers Sutliff & Stout do this every day.
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