We often discuss the dangers associated with failing to follow traffic rules. These rules are in place for a reason, as breaking them most often than not will lead to accidents.
An accident near Westport sent a man to the hospital. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver failed to yield to another motorist, leading to the crash.
The 85-year-old driver was traveling south on state Route 105 when he stopped to turn left onto Oyster Place. At the same time, a 28-year-old driver was heading north on the same road. Unfortunately, the first driver took the turn and crashed head on into her car.
His vehicle blocked the lane while her vehicle fell into a ditch. Thankfully, she was not injured, but the 85-year-old man was sent to the hospital.
This is isn’t the first crash to happen because a driver reportedly failed to yield and won’t be the last. Still, drivers must understand that being responsible is how we can avoid accidents.
We hope authorities are investigating this accident in depth so that more information regarding the reason why the driver failed to yield. Other drivers could learn from this accident by knowing more why the driver failed to yield.
Sometimes, distraction may be a factor while other times, drivers simply think they can make the turn in time, only to realize they couldn’t later.
Drivers who are distracted may end up ignoring road rules and potential dangers, so safety advocates urge motorists to never be distracted.
If you always put safety first, then never fail to yield and never allow distraction to take over. Focusing on the road and following traffic rules will help you avoid accidents like this. That’s what being a responsible driver is all about.
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