Channel 3, WEAR, reports that five people, including two children, were injured in a Highway 29 two-vehicle crash this past weekend. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 21-year-old male was stopped in his Chevrolet Silverado facing east on Neal Road at the intersection of U.S. Highway 29. A second vehicle, driven by a 26-year-old female, was driving a Ford F150, going northbound on U.S. Highway 29 approaching Neal Road. The Silverado entered the intersection, which lead the front of the F150 truck to strike the right side of the Silverado causing it to overturn. The driver of the Silverado and his passenger, a 19-year-old female were taken to a Pensacola hospital for minor injuries. The 21-year-old-male was charged with violating the right of way at a stop intersection. The 26-year-old, along with her two children passengers, were also taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Always remember, right-of-way rules help people drive safely. Florida law on who must yield in an intersection go hand-in-hand with common sense. It is our suggestion to not insist on taking the right-of-way every time. Why? The law does not allow anyone the right-of-way. It only states who must yield. When a driver is legally required to yield the right-of-way but fails to do so, other drivers are required to stop or yield as necessary for safety. So, if another driver does not yield to you when he or she should, let the other driver go first. You will help prevent an accident.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of someone failing to yield the right of way in an intersection the victim of road rage, please contact us at Brannon & Brannon for a free consultation at (850)659-2252 or through our website at brannoncanhelp.com.