A Tennessee car crash can occur for myriad reasons, but one of the most common causes is certainly distracted driving. All too often, drivers choose to get behind the wheel while they are distracted or too tired to safely operate their vehicle. Often, the result is a car accident. Sadly, drowsy driving is just as deadly as driving while impaired or other forms of distracted driving.
One such crash occurred on a Saturday earlier this month, around 2:30 p.m. The accident involved a car and four motorcycles. Two of the motorcyclists involved were injured. They were first treated at the scene of the accident, then transported to an area medical center for treatment. One remains in critical condition.
According to police, the driver of the car that struck the motorcyclists apparently fell asleep at the wheel from work-induced exhaustion. He says he has no recollection of the crash. Police issued him a ticket for running a red light and not having proper registration.
While drowsy driving may not have quite the same social stigma as driving while intoxicated or texting while driving, tired drivers are responsible for many serious, and sometimes fatal, accidents. When a person involved in a car accident is injured as the result of another person's negligence, he or she may choose to seek the help of an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Tennessee civil court. When successfully navigated, this type of legal claim can provide financial support to help offset the cost of medical bills, loss of employment and pain and suffering.
Source: wreg.com, "Car, multiple motorcycles crash on Riverside", Kelsey Ott, Dec. 12, 2015