A recent car accident that involved a two-vehicle collision has left four Tennessee individuals in critical condition, local police investigators say. The car accident occurred in Hamilton County on a recent Sunday afternoon in October. Around 3:15 p.m., emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 58 and a local road to investigate reports of a car accident.
Upon their arrival, they were greeted by the sight of the two-car accident in which the cars had apparently collided head-on. According to the investigators, the accident occurred when a vehicle headed northbound on Highway 58 tried to make a turn. That vehicle, driven by a 27-year-old woman who had her two children along as passengers, then struck a southbound vehicle.
All four individuals were rushed to a local medical center by EMS. The driver of the first vehicle was transported by Lifeforce, though the extent of her injuries are presently unknown. All are currently in critical but stable condition. Currently, the accident remains under investigation.
When a car accident like this occurs in Tennessee, the those seriously injured may decide to pursue civil claims against the driver deemed at fault in order to pursue claims for any monetary damages they may have incurred. If and when criminal charges are formally filed and prosecutors are able to secure a conviction on a charge related to the accident, the proof of guilt may be offered as evidence in any personal injury claims related to the accident. The can help to establish negligence on the part of the driver, which is necessary before a Tennessee civil court will consider any award of damages. Individuals in similar situations typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney to not only assess the validity of the proposed claim, but also to receive advice and guidance throughout the entirety of the claims process, as well as litigation in the civil justice system, if necessary.
Source: wrcbtv.com, "Four in critical condition after Highway 58 head-on coll", Oct. 25, 2015