On Thursday, Nov. 7, a tractor-trailer accident resulted in the death of two people, and one person was injured. The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. and caused road closures until approximately 9 a.m. Truck accidents like this cause horrific damages for Tennessee drivers, including death, catastrophic injury and the destruction of personal property.
This accident involved a medium-sized car, which stopped in the middle of both lanes of traffic. The driver of that vehicle, a 56-year-old man, had exited the car and was standing outside in the middle of the interstate. At this time, police do not know why his car was stopped, nor do they know why he was standing outside of it.
Several automobiles, including two semi trucks, swerved out of the way in order to avoid hitting the man and his car. A tragic car accident ensued, killing the man who had exited his vehicle. A 19-year-old passenger in one of the swerving cars was also killed when the car he occupied smashed into the back of a semi truck. The 20-year-old driver of that car was also injured.
At this time, Tennessee Highway Patrol officers do not know if alcohol or some other kind of intoxicant is to blame for this tragic incident. Nevertheless, they have ordered toxicology reports as part of their investigation into the incident. Regardless, of the results of the investigation, it is likely that family members of the teenager who died, along with the 20-year-old driver who was injured, will have the ability to file a wrongful death and/or personal injury claim to seek damages related to this accident. Any time Tennessee residents are injured truck accidents, it warrants an investigation to determine if they have a viable claim for damages. The compensation potentially available in sucessfully navigated claims can be immeasurably helpful to pay for end of life expenses and/or much-needed medical care.
Source: waff.com, 2 killed in crash along I-65 in Marshall County, No author, Nov. 7, 2013