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Failing to yield may be cause of car accident in Missouri

Whenever cars come to intersection or points of entry to different lanes or roadways, there are right of way laws that must be obeyed. Whenever someone does not follow these rules of the road, a car accident can occur and lead to injuries or worse. A recent Missouri car accident left nine people injured, and it appears that a failure to yield may have been the reason why the crash occurred.

The accident occurred in the morning as one vehicle was eastbound and another was southbound. An 16-year-old who was driving a car apparently failed to yield. This led to a collision with another car that was operated by a 40-year-old male. The first car ended up in a ditch, and the other vehicle coming to rest in the median of the roadway.

Nine people in all were injured in the car accident. A 16-year-old passenger in the teen driver's vehicle was in need of medical attention for the injuries he suffered. A 66-year-old suffered moderate injuries from the crash.

Whenever a car accident results in a large number of injuries, an investigation may be needed to sort out exactly what happened.There is no word regarding any possible criminal charges or citations as of yet. If a driver in Missouri is found guilty of failing to yield, those injured as a result may find further relief in the form of a personal injury claim. A successfully pursued civil complaint can help the injured parties garner monetary damages that may help them deal with the financial ramifications of being involved in a car accident.

Source: mashallnews.com, "9 injured in 2-car accident", Bretta Gerlt, May 29, 2014

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