The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking for information from any witnesses of an early morning crash as they continue their investigation. This one of Tennessee's fatal truck accidents occurred around five in the morning near the ramp of an interstate. The collision has been labeled a hit-and-run as officials search for the party allegedly responsible.
A 44-year-old man was driving his motorcycle along the roadway before the accident occurred. Another vehicle, reported to be a large truck or tractor-trailer, is said to have crossed over a state road into the path of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to avoid the collision but lost control as he swerved out of the way.
The driver of the truck then ran over the victim, inflicting fatal injuries. Authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene. After striking the motorcycle and its driver, the truck fled the accident site and has not yet been found by officials. When the investigation is complete, the responsible party may faces charges for vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident.
The family left behind by the victim in this collision has the right to seek compensation on his behalf. By filing civil claims for his wrongful death, they may gain a sense of comfort and closure. Additionally, if these claims are successfully litigated, they may receive some financial compensation for the end of life expenses that they are facing as a result of this crash. Other victims and their families of truck accidents in Tennessee can seek the assistance of a legal professional in understanding their rights and what steps they need to take.
Source: wate.com, "THP seeks help in finding suspect in Loudon County fatal hit-and-run", Aug. 14, 2016