Hit-and-run motor vehicle collisions can necessitate ongoing investigations as authorities attempt to find the party responsible and then determine any possible causes leading to a crash. In one recent Tennessee car accident, officials were able to quickly locate the driver allegedly responsible for a hit-and-run crash late one Friday night. The victim involved in this collision may have the right to take action for damages and injury resulting from the impact.
After getting off of the interstate, the SUV crashed into the back of another vehicle, but continued along the roadway without stopping. The driver of the SUV traveled further down the street before losing control at an intersection and colliding with a utility pole. The accident occurred sometime around 11:30 p.m.
The impact of the collision with the utility pole left the passenger with serious injuries. Officials quickly transported her to a nearby hospital, where she is receiving treatment for her life-threatening head injuries. The driver deemed responsible fled the scene but was caught by police. Authorities believe that the man allegedly responsible was intoxicated at the time of the crash; he is currently facing charges for vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident on two counts.
Any victims in the vehicle that was initially rear-ended in this car accident have the right to file civil claims for any damages or injury that they sustained as a result. Furthermore, the victim who suffered critical injury when this SUV collided with the utility pole can file claims for her personal injury. Victims of Tennessee car accidents who suffer damages or injury may have the right to take action, like those in this crash. Legal professionals can assist victims with the process and help them understand what steps need to be taken.
Source: wate.com, "Middle Tennessee hit-and-run suspect leaves critically injured girlfriend after crashing twice", Julie Edwards, Aug. 6, 2016