Did Failure to Yield Cause Fatal Crash?
Failure to yield at a stop sign might have caused a fatal crash in Hesperia Tuesday morning. Police say 44-year-old Maria Griselda was driving her tan Lexus north on Fourth Avenue when she entered an intersection at Eucalyptus Street. Her vehicle was then broadsided by an eastbound GMC SUV. The Lexus then crashed into a chain-link fence. The fatal accident occurred around 10 am.
Police pronounced Griselda dead at the scene. The GMC driver suffered minor injuries in the crash. He remained on the scene and cooperated with police.
Officials determined that Griselda failed to yield at the stop sign. The intersection is only a two-way stop, meaning drivers heading east or west on Eucalyptus Street do not have a stop sign.
Police closed Eucalyptus Street in all directions until about 2:50 p.m. for the investigation. Anyone with information about the fatal accident should contact the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500.
Failure to Yield Causes Thousands of Accidents Annually
Roughly 700,000 auto accidents occur at stop signs every year, according to Virginia Tech. Failure to yield at a stop sign accounts for 77% of these accidents. Thus, a majority of accidents that occur at stop signs could be prevented if drivers would adhere to stop signs.
“Obeying stop signs could prevent thousands of auto accidents each year. Please consider that fact when you approach a stop sign,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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