Tennessee readers may be aware of a recent car crash that took the life of a 19-year-old woman. According to authorities, the crash took place when the 52-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Equinox crossed over the center line and entered the opposite lanes of travel. A 27-year-old man who was driving a Dodge Neon was unable to avoid a collision with the other vehicle. The young woman who died in the accident was a passenger in the Neon.
The head-on collision not only took a life, but also led to the injury of both drivers. A 2-year-old child was also a passenger within the Neon, but was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was uninjured. There is no word on the nature or severity of their injuries, nor of their current condition as of the time of this report.
This accident serves as a sobering reminder of the dangers inherent in road travel. A driver can make every effort to ensure that his or her car is properly maintained, can follow the rules of the road and can take a wide range of other precautions. However, there is little that can be done to mitigate the risks posed by the presence and actions of other drivers.
In this case, one life was lost and two individuals have sustained injuries. While this Tennessee accident remains under investigation, when one vehicle crosses over into the path of oncoming traffic, the results usually find that driver to be responsible for the crash. Should that be the case here, the victim’s family of the deceased may decide to move forward with a wrongful death suit against the driver of the other vehicle. In addition, the driver who was injured may also pursue civil action for reimbursement of financial damages sustained, in the form of a personal injury lawsuit.
Source: The Jackson Sun, "One killed, two injured in McNairy County accident," Aug. 9, 2013