Two drivers died in a Columbia, Tennessee, car accident last week. Tragically, the incident happened just two days prior to Christmas. The fatally injured drivers were a 26-year-old and a 45-year-old. A 25-year-old was also injured, but her injuries were life-threatening. Due to the fatal nature of this accident, wrongful death litigation could be commenced by one or both families of the deceased victims.
A total of three vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred just before 4:30 a.m. along Bear Creek Pike, about three miles away from Interstate 65. The crash caused all but one lane of Bear Creek Pike to be shut down for the majority of the morning, and police encouraged drivers to take alternate routes. The Columbia Police Department was assisted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol's Critical Incident Response Team while clearing the scene of the crash.
As of last reports, police did not know the exact cause of this unfortunate car accident. According to a captain from the Columbia Police Department, the crash site was large and will take time to evaluate all of the evidence. The police captain said that they wanted to ensure their investigations were complete before speculating on the cause.
Tennessee drivers do their best to avoid getting involved in a car accident, but Tennessee roadways are not without their dangers. Those who have been injured in a serious car accident -- or have a loved one who has been killed -- may wish to seek help with a detailed investigation into the cause of the crash. Indeed, if a party is faulted due to negligence and/or unlawful activity, then that person might face financial claims for personal injury and/or wrongful death damages stemming from the tragedy.
Source: columbiadailyherald.com, "2 killed in car crash", Kara Coleman, Dec. 23, 2014