Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Tennessee. Even if everyone involved escapes injury, something as minor as a fender bender can leave the parties affected deeply shaken and overwhelmed emotionally. However, when a car accident results in the death of an innocent victim, Tennessee law provides an opportunity to pursue a claim for financial recourse for the family of the deceased victim.
A 71-year-old Maryville man was killed in a hit-and-run accident on a recent Wednesday. He had just left a shopping center in an electric wheelchair when a car operated by 21-year-old Maryville man hit him. The accident occurred at a local intersection shortly before 2:15 p.m. The victim suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at a local medical center.