With summer nearly in full swing in Tennessee, temperatures are climbing. However, as the temperature goes up, gas prices continue to stay at historically low levels, which has led many Tennesseans to hit the roads in their vehicles to take road trips. With more and more vehicles on the roads this summer, the chances of being involved in a car accident increase substantially.
A recent car accident that occurred in McNairy County took the lives of a man and a woman. The accident occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon in June. The couple were at a festival and car show when, at around 1:48 p.m., a car suddenly crashed through the festival's barricade and struck them.
The pair a 51-year-old Henderson woman and a 62-year-old Selmer man, were rushed to a local medical center, where they later died. The driver of the car and his passenger were taken to a local hospital, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. The exact cause of the accident has yet to be determined, but it is still under investigation.
The deceased victims were reportedly engaged, according to those who knew them. In regards to this tragedy, if the driver is charged in connection with this accident and convicted, proof of it may help advance any related wrongful death claims filed in a civil court. When fatal car accidents like this one occur in Tennessee, the surviving families of deceased victims typically choose to consult experienced personal injury attorneys in order to determine which legal steps may be appropriate.
Source: jacksonsun.com, "Couple killed by car at Selmer festival", Emily Littleton, June 12, 2016