Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs one's ability to react appropriately to situations that may arise while behind the wheel. A recent fatal motor vehicle collision in Tennessee reveals just how heartbreaking the results can be when one decides to drive impaired. The multi-vehicle crash cost one woman her life, leaving her loved ones with the right to file claims for her wrongful death.
A 24-year-old man was traveling along the roadway when he sideswiped a vehicle moving in the opposite direction. The driver was able to correct his path only briefly before he crashed head-on into a vehicle. The woman driving the vehicle that was struck was killed through the course of the accident. While the man driving the car that was sideswiped did not suffer any injury, the man deemed responsible for both collisions suffered some non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities are charging the allegedly responsible driver with vehicular homicide, failure to maintain a lane and more. The driver is suspected to have been under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash; officials have requested a drug test. Reports say that the man deemed responsible for this fatal accident has not been cooperating during the investigation and has failed to answer most questions.
The investigation into this Tennessee crash and the possible causes continues. The family members of the victim killed during the course of this fatal accident have the right to file civil claims for her wrongful death. If successfully litigated, these claims may result in possible financial compensation for the end-of-life expenses resulting from this motor vehicle collision.
Source: wate.com, "Man charged with vehicular homicide in North Knoxville crash, suspected to be on drugs", Oct. 31, 2016