Two vehicles collided in an intersection in Spokane Valley after one driver was running the stop sign. Washington State Patrol reported a driver heading eastbound on 16th Ave and approaching Adams Road drove through a four-way stop sign, causing a car crash with an SUV. The driver of the SUV was transported by ground ambulance to a nearby medical center for evaluation of his injuries.
Common Reasons for Running a Stop Sign
Over 40 percent of fatal car accidents occur at stop sign intersections. Furthermore, national statistics show that one-third of all car accidents in an intersection occurs at a stop sign. That’s about 700,000 car crashes each year. The following are some common reasons for running a stop sign.
A few common reasons for running a stop sign include:
- Not paying attention
- Rolling stop or failing to come to a complete stop
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Obstructed view
How to Avoid a Car Accident at a Stop Sign
- Stop behind the painted line or before the crosswalk. If no markings are present, stop just before the stop sign.
- If another vehicle is stopped at a stop sign ahead of you, count two seconds before moving forward to the stop sign.
- Look for any hazards before proceeding through the stop sign. Look left, right, straight ahead and then left again. Hazards may include someone walking across the street in the crosswalk or any like matter.
Spokane Car Accident Lawyer
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