How Many Accidents Occur Each Year at Stop Signs?

Did you know that each year approximately 700,000 vehicle accidents occur at stop signs in the U.S.? 10641551-right-of-way-300x199

Many of these crashes result in catastrophic injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries. According to the US National Library of Medicine, sign violations are to blame in about 70 percent of stop sign accidents.

Most of the accidents are angular collisions, according to the agency, resulting in major damage to vehicles. Sadly, drivers older than 65 and younger than 18 are disproportionately found to be at fault in crashes at stop signs.

Tragically, on September 4, a Nashville woman was killed when a car driven by her husband was involved in a wreck at the intersection of Arkansas 53 and Arkansas 26 at 12:40 p.m. in Clark County, Arkansas.

Police told the Magnolia Reporter that Reginald Eaton, 71, was operating a Chrysler when a Dodge vehicle driven by Michael Huff, 41, ran a stop sign and hit his vehicle.

Phyllus Eaton, 66, was killed in the crash. Two other passengers in Eaton’s vehicle, including Mattie French, 7, and Aaron French, 13, were also injured in the accident.

Can I File a Lawsuit Following a Vehicle Accident?

Remember, in the overwhelming majority of stop sign/light accidents, a negligent party is at fault. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a similar accident, contact us today.

You can seek compensation for burial costs and the lost income related to the death of your family member, as well as damages which can help pay for medical costs relating to injuries, and pain and suffering.

Our attorney has obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements for the victims of vehicle accidents.

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” – Genesis 8:22

Source: http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_news/article_624062e2-3525-11e4-be8f-0019bb2963f4.html