Flow of traffic along a roadway is affected by a number of factors and is something of which drivers have to constantly be aware. This remains true of interstates and other major roads that seem to be wide open. A recent motor vehicle collision in Tennessee occurred as traffic got backed up along one street. The results of this car accident are heartbreaking and may lead survivors to file claims for wrongful death.
It was rush hour, so the volume of cars passing along the road on which this crash took place was greater than it would be at other points of the day. The driver of a truck noticed and reacted to the traffic too late, leaving no time for him to stop. Instead, he swerved into the lanes of oncoming traffic and collided with an SUV head-on. The SUV proceeded to strike another vehicle; the truck continued on before flipping over and catching fire.
The severe impact of the crash killed three of the occupants in the SUV. The driver of the truck also lost his life after his vehicle flipped and caught on fire. Authorities have not reported other injuries. Speed is believed to be the major contributor to this car accident. Officials report that the driver may have been able to stop had he been following the posted speed limit.
The family members left behind in this fatal accident have the right to file civil claims for wrongful death on behalf of their loved ones. If successfully litigated, these claims may possibly result in some compensation for the end-of-life expenses that these families are now facing. Legal professionals in Tennessee can assist these victims and those involved in similar motor vehicle collisions through the steps of this process.
Source: wate.com, "4 dead in 3-car crash in Middle Tennessee", Oct. 6, 2016