Following too closely is the cause of a great deal of motor vehicle collisions. A recent chain reaction car accident in Tennessee appears to have been a result of this. Those involved in crashes like this one may have the right to file civil claims for the injuries that they suffer. Personal injury lawyers can provide assistance as victims work through this process.
In this particular collision, three cars were westbound when one of the vehicles began to slow down in order to make a left turn. While the car directly behind the one that was turning slowed down, the third car did not and rear-ended the second vehicle. The impact of the crash sent these two vehicles into the lanes of opposing traffic.
The driver of a vehicle that was headed east attempted to avoid the accident, causing the vehicle to travel off of the roadway and roll over into the grass. The occupants became trapped in the car. One of these occupants was flown to a nearby medical center; the second was taken by ambulance. Their conditions have not yet been reported.
The driver who rear-ended the other vehicle is considered responsible for the resulting car accident. Authorities have not yet been able to speak to him, as he left the hospital prior to talking with them. The victims of this Tennessee motor vehicle collision have the right to file civil claims against the party believed responsible. If successfully navigated, these claims may result in financial relief for the medical expenses and other financial damages resulting from this crash.
Source: wkrn.com, "At least 2 injured in 5-car crash in Columbia", July 22, 2017