This morning at approximately 7:50 am, two vehicles collided in an uncontrolled intersection of 7th street and 1st avenue southeast. A Watertown female, 27, was traveling southbound on 7th street, driving a 2016 white Mitsubishi Lancer, when she failed to yield at the intersection and collided with an 18-year-old male from Watertown in a 2011 Gray Honda Civic.
The female did receive minor injuries and was checked out but was not taken to the hospital.
A reminder at any uncontrolled intersections, you must yield to your RIGHT. Also, if you come to an uncontrolled intersection with an "obstruction" in your view, you must slow down to 15mph. Those obstructions include light poles or signs, qualifying for most of Watertown's uncontrolled intersections. Therefore proper legal procedure would be within 50 feet of an uncontrolled intersection, you should slow down to 15mph and yield to any vehicle to your right.
South Dakota Codified Law below:
32-25-15. Speed limit at intersections with an obstructed view--Violation as misdemeanor.
When approaching within fifty feet of and when traversing an intersection of highways when the driver's view is obstructed the maximum lawful speed shall be fifteen miles per hour. A driver's view is obstructed if at any time during the last fifty feet of his approach to such intersection, he does not have a clear and uninterrupted view of such intersection and of the traffic upon all of the highways entering such intersection for a distance of two hundred feet from such intersection. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.