Lyman woman killed in accident

Mar 30, 2010 Full story: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 4:26 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 4:26 p.m. A 66-year-old Lyman woman died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Hammett Store Road and Highway 357.

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Spartanburg, SC

#1 Mar 31, 2010
When did it become failure to yield right of way when someone runs a stop sign? My prayers go out to the deceased woman's family but in no way is it fair to the driver of the other vehicle to pin fault on her. You now have 2 people who will forever be traumatized and one mourning a loss. Pay attention and drive with caution, someones life is depending on it.

Columbia, SC

#2 Mar 31, 2010
To: JSmith
SC Code of Laws, SECTION 56-5-2330(b): "Except when directed to proceed by a police officer, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways."

Hence, if a driver doesn't stop at a stop sign, he/she fails to yield the right of way. Now you know.

United States

#3 Mar 31, 2010
Thank you! I will pass the information along to the family. information along

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2010
Why would you pass the information along to the family?

Spartanburg, SC

#5 Apr 1, 2010
Because they were the ones who asked the question in the first place.

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