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Serious car wrecks are on the rise in Tennessee

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye on today's crowded Tennessee roadways. Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is something that comes with great responsibility and should always be taken seriously. Unfortunately, not all drivers in Tennessee are cautious behind the wheel. Constant distractions combined with an ever-increasing number of vehicles sharing the road make car wrecks almost inevitable. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and with more and more vehicles taking to the road, reports of serious car wrecks seem to be increasing.

A recent accident in Loudon County left four people dead, two of whom were children. Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol say the deaths were the result of a head-on collision. A van traveling northbound crossed the center line and violently struck a southbound car carrying four people, according to reports.

Tragically, three of the four occupants of the car were killed, two of whom were 13-year-olds. The driver of the car suffered injuries but survived. The driver of the van was ejected from the vehicle and also perished at the scene. Police say the driver of the van was not wearing a seat belt.

Drivers need to be extra cautious to avoid accidents as traffic increases on Tennessee roadways. Unfortunately, there will always be those distracted or impaired drivers on the road contributing to accidents. Victims, and families of those killed by someone else's negligence in car wrecks can pursue claims for monetary damages. A successful lawsuit could result in a financial award that could help with medical bills or end of life expenses.

Source: knoxnews.com, "THP: Two adults, two children killed in fatal Loudon County crash", Aug. 27, 2017

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