A car accident can be a deeply unsettling experience in a person's life. An accident that takes the life of a loved one can be traumatizing for those left behind. A car accident killed a 29-year-old Tennessee man last week. According to the authorities, charges are still pending for the driver of the vehicle who caused the head-on collision.
The accident in question occurred around 6:30 p.m. and involved two cars. According to the Sheriff's Office's crash report, a westbound BMW ran off the road's shoulder. The driver of the vehicle attempted to steady it, but over-corrected instead, which resulted in it crossing the center line and striking an oncoming Hyundai head-on.
The Hyundai's driver was trapped in his car and it caught fire shortly thereafter. Those arriving first on the scene quickly jumped into action with fire extinguishers but were unable to put it out. The 20 year old driver of the BMW and a passenger were taken by ambulance to a nearby medical center, where they were treated for minor injuries.
Criminal charges are still pending against the driver who caused the accident that took the life of another person. In addition to criminal troubles, the driver of the BMW might also have to defend against a wrongful death lawsuit in a Tennessee court brought on by the surviving family members of the deceased. If the family members are able to build a strong case utilizing evidence, including the accident report and testimony from those first on the scene, it might be established that the driver of the BMW was negligent or reckless. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, this evidence might persuade a jury to award financial damages to the family of the deceased.
Source: knoxnews.com, Charges pending in fatal North Knox County crash", April 24, 2015