Any car accident that ends with a fatality is, without question, tragic. Fatal car accidents that clearly result from negligence are especially senseless, because they can be prevented so easily. One such negligent driver in Tennessee may face criminal charges after an accident last week that left two dead. Charges are currently pending against the driver.
Last week, a man was driving a pickup truck southbound on Tennessee 14, when he crossed over into the northbound lane, swiping a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was unharmed and was able to navigate the vehicle off of the highway. The truck then hit another sedan head-on, killing the driver of that vehicle.
After hitting the sedan, the truck continued traveling southbound in the northbound lane, striking another truck head-on and bringing both vehicles to a stop. Another car then crashed into the two vehicles as well. In addition to the driver of the first sedan, one of the passengers of the pickup truck was also killed in the accident. Allegedly, none of the truck's passengers were wearing seat belts.
When victims are killed in Tennessee car accidents due to negligence, their families may be entitled to file wrongful death claims. When successfully litigated, a claim of this sort may result in some financial benefits that could help offset the cost of funeral arrangements, medical bills, and other expenses resulting from a fatal accident. An experienced attorney will help family members understand their rights and pursue the full amount of compensation available to them.
Source: wreg.com, "2 killed in Friday car crash identified, driver may face charges", Kelsey Ott, Nov. 7, 2015