A fatal accident that took the life of one Tennessee individual and left another seriously injured occurred recently. The accident took place in Clarksville around 3 a.m. on a recent Saturday in November, police say. One of the drivers is now facing charges.
A car that was being operated in the eastbound lane of the 101st Airborne Division Parkway was approaching an intersection. Suddenly, a pickup truck driven by a 26-year-old man in the same lane rear-ended the car. The force of the crash caused the truck to drive onto the car, as well as push it completely through the intersection, police say..
One of the passengers in the car was pronounced dead at the accident's scene, while another passenger was seriously injured. The truck's driver suffered minor injuries due to the crash and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities currently believe that alcohol factored into the crash. The truck's driver is currently facing charges for vehicular assault and vehicular homicide, as well as failure to wear a seat belt.
As the authorities uncover more information about the accident, the loved ones of the individual who died, as well as the seriously injured passenger, may have cause to file wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury lawsuits, respectively, against the truck's driver. These types of lawsuits go beyond simply compensating the families or individuals for their respective losses, because no amount of money will ever replace a lost loved one. However, they can still help to prevent the families or other victims affected from struggling with the debt that commonly follows an unexpected and serious accident. An experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney can help those affected find more information about the legal options available to them following a fatal crash.
Source: clarksvillenow.com, "Soldier charged, victim ID'd in fatal crash on 101st Pkwy", Rob Selkow, Nov. 14, 2015