Car accidents are one of life's most unfortunate occurrences. Not only do they occur every day in Tennessee, they are often responsible for serious injury and even death. A recent car accident left one individual dead as well as two others injured.
According to authorities, a man from out of state was killed and two others were injured in relation to a two-car accident on a highway. The accident occurred late morning in early July in Sevierville and resulted in the highway being closed for many hours. The accident occurred when one vehicle drove into oncoming traffic.
A sedan driven by a 61-year-old man was headed east before it swerved, traveled across the highway's median and collided with a small SUV driven by a 55-year-old woman in the opposite direction, according to police. The SUV's passenger, a 55-year-old man, was fatally wounded in the crash. The driver of the SUV was trapped for nearly an hour until the first responders were able to extricate her from her vehicle by cutting off the vehicle's roof. She was then transported to a local medical center via helicopter.
When individuals are injured in a car accident, they sometimes decide to pursue a civil claim against the other vehicle's driver if the other driver is determined to be at fault for the crash. A successfully litigated claim of this nature can sometimes result in monetary restitution that is often utilized to help the victim regain his or her normal life prior to the incident by alleviating some of the financial burdens that are often incurred due to being involved in a car accident. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney in Tennessee is often the first step in this process.
Source: wate.com, "1 dead, 2 injured in Sevier County crash", July 13, 2015