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Drunk driving blamed for fatal hit-and-run in Tennessee

People have a longing for their neighborhoods to be places in which they feel safe, a place where they can walk along the street without fearing for their lives. Unfortunately, one community is experiencing a tragedy following a fatal car accident. The Tennessee hit-and-run involving two pedestrians has led to charges for drunk driving against the party believed responsible.

A couple was walking along a roadway on their way to pick up some chairs from a nearby garage sale. It was early in the afternoon when others in the area reported that they heard a motor vehicle collide with something substantial. Tragically, the witnesses found the couple lying on the street. Authorities quickly arrived at the scene of the crash, and both victims were transported to nearby hospitals.

Accident in Tennessee may have caused wrongful death of victims

Flow of traffic along a roadway is affected by a number of factors and is something of which drivers have to constantly be aware. This remains true of interstates and other major roads that seem to be wide open. A recent motor vehicle collision in Tennessee occurred as traffic got backed up along one street. The results of this car accident are heartbreaking and may lead survivors to file claims for wrongful death.

It was rush hour, so the volume of cars passing along the road on which this crash took place was greater than it would be at other points of the day. The driver of a truck noticed and reacted to the traffic too late, leaving no time for him to stop. Instead, he swerved into the lanes of oncoming traffic and collided with an SUV head-on. The SUV proceeded to strike another vehicle; the truck continued on before flipping over and catching fire.

Fatal Tennessee car accident leaves victims injured, 2 dead

A recent collision in Tennessee involved multiple vehicles and cost two people their lives, while injuring several others. The victims of this car accident and others may have the right to file civil claims for personal injury or the death of a loved one. Legal professionals can assist victims in taking the next step as they determine what action they can take.

This crash occurred along a roadway after a 29-year-old driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. The vehicle then collided with two vehicles, one head-on. A fourth vehicle was also involved in the crash, and the 61-year-old driver suffered injury from the impact.

Tennessee victims can take action after drunk driving accidents

Most people understand that driving distracted is dangerous to themselves and those around them. Yet, drunk driving is the cause of a great deal of car accidents in Tennessee and throughout the United States. While not all of these crashes have fatal results, they can cause physical, emotional and mental damage as those involved try to move forward. 

Driving under the influence reportedly caused two recent crashes occurring in Tennessee. In the first collision, a 27-year-old was traveling along Interstate 65 before his vehicle became wedged under a tractor-trailer. The truck driver felt the impact of the accident and quickly pulled over, finding a man in a convertible underneath his vehicle. Fortunately, neither driver was injured during the course of the crash. The driver allegedly responsible is facing charges for DUI.

Wrongful death claims possible following fatal Tennessee accident

A heartbreaking motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer has left a family and community grieving. The surviving family members of this fatal car accident may have the right to take action on behalf of those who lost their lives. Filing claims for their wrongful death may give the family some sense of comfort in the midst of this tragedy. Other Tennessee families going through the aftermath of a fatal car crash may also be able to take action; personal injury attorneys can assist them with this process. 

An SUV carrying a family of six was traveling along an interstate in Tennessee when traffic in front of them caused the driver to slow his vehicle to a stop. A semi-truck moving along the roadway behind them, however, reportedly failed to slow down or stop and slammed into the back of the SUV. The impact had fatal results.

Victims have rights after personal injury in Tennessee

A fatal weekend crash has authorities investigating the causes and possible charges that may result. Even if officials do not file criminal charges against the allegedly responsible party, victims have the right to take action for themselves or on behalf of a loved one who lost his or her life. Victims that suffer personal injury in Tennessee motor vehicle collisions can seek assistance from legal professionals as they work to exercise their rights.

This particular incident occurred when one vehicle attempted to make a left turn after the light had turned red, authorities report. Another vehicle was traveling through the intersection in the opposite direction when the turning car failed to yield the right of way. The resulting collision injured several and took the life of one victim.

Tennessee man indicted in fatal car-bicycle accident

Tennessee roads can be dangerous for drivers riding in the largest of vehicles, but those riding bicycles are especially vulnerable. Due to their small profile, bicyclists can be difficult for drivers to see even in the best weather conditions. An accident between a car and bicyclist can often result in devastating consequences.

On December 2, 2015, a bicyclist lost his life in a hit-and-run accident in northeast Tennessee. The accident took place on a local road near Bristol, when officers state that a northbound vehicle struck a bicycle ridden by a 51-year-old man from behind. The driver of the vehicle involved in the wreck left the scene of the accident. It was determined that the bicyclist was wearing a bright sweatshirt, and that his bicycle had reflectors.  

Options for those hurt at work in Tennessee

Being injured in a work-related incident can impact an employee for the rest of his or her life, depending on the seriousness of the injury. While the laws concerning workers' compensation vary by both state and occupation, there are some foundational ideas that are included in most workers' comp laws. Those hurt at work in Tennessee may have the right to file civil claims under certain circumstances.

Workers' compensation laws provide compensation for employees injured on the job, typically with a fixed award for a given situation. This allows those affected by injury to be compensated without having to get into suing the employer or co-workers. If a third party is somehow involved in or responsible for the injury, the worker can also seek compensation from them through civil claims.

Harsher charges possible in Tennessee wrongful death accident

In the state of Tennessee, those convicted of driving under the influence are now going to be facing harsher penalties. New laws that have recently gone into effect hope to decrease the number of car accidents and wrongful death resulting from people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For one Tennessee woman, these new laws seem to have come a little too late.

A man drove his motorcycle to work on a morning seemingly like all the rest. When his fiancé did not hear from him when he arrived, she knew something had to be up. Tragically, the young man had been involved in a head-on car accident as he traveled along the roadway.

Tennessee truck accidents leave families grieving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking for information from any witnesses of an early morning crash as they continue their investigation. This one of Tennessee's fatal truck accidents occurred around five in the morning near the ramp of an interstate. The collision has been labeled a hit-and-run as officials search for the party allegedly responsible.

A 44-year-old man was driving his motorcycle along the roadway before the accident occurred. Another vehicle, reported to be a large truck or tractor-trailer, is said to have crossed over a state road into the path of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to avoid the collision but lost control as he swerved out of the way.

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