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Tennessee woman charged with child abuse after car accident

Unfortunately, car accidents are a frequent occurrence in Tennessee. When a car accident involves a child, the emotional reaction to the incident can be intense. However, when a car accident involves the wrongful death of a child who was injured as a result of a driver's negligence, legal repercussions can ensue.


Recently, an accident that took place in Memphis Tennessee claimed the life of an infant and resulted in the injury of three other children. Reportedly, the two-car crash took place near the Memphis International Airport. Reports have also confirmed that three adults were injured in the crash.

Police have confirmed that the three children involved in the accident suffered injuries that are considered critical. Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the accident. There is no information indicating which medical facility is treating the accident victims.


Police believe the car accident occurred when one of the two vehicles involved in the crash drifted into oncoming traffic before colliding with the second vehicle. Additional details of the accident have not yet been released. However, it is safe to assume that law enforcement officials will conduct a thorough investigation.


Depending upon the outcome of the investigation, it is possible the victims of the accident and their family may be entitled to monetary compensation. In cases like this, compensation is often used to cover additional medical expenses or, in some tragic cases, end-of-life expenses. Tennessee residents who feel they may have been victimized by another driver may find peace of mind in exploring their options within the parameters of the law.


Source: newschannel5.com, "Baby Killed, 3 Other Children Critically Hurt In Memphis Crash," June 25, 2013

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