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A Cheatham County car crash that may have involved speeding and alcohol has killed one person.

Cheatham County crash led to one death and one injury, with charges pending

single-car crash that occurred in Cheatham County on July 26 has left one person dead and another injured, according to the Tennessean. The police report states that the vehicle went off the road at a curve in the road and hit a tree. The passenger of the vehicle was killed while the driver was injured. While no citations were issued, speed and alcohol may have been factors in the accident. Police say that criminal charges are pending. The story serves as a reminder of how devastating the consequences of unsafe driving can be for people on Tennessee’s roads and highways.

Early morning crash

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. near Pleasant View. The driver of a 2014 Lincoln MKH approached a curve to the right, but went off the road to the left. The vehicle went airborne and flipped multiple times before hitting a tree. According to Business & Heritage Clarksville, blood alcohol tests were taken and the police are awaiting the results. It is known that both occupants of the car had been drinking, although they were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The police report also states that speed may have been a factor in the accident.

The victim of the crash was a 40-year-old male from Adams, while the injured driver was a 42-year-old woman from Clarksville. Police say charges are pending in connection to the incident.

Speed and alcohol

While it has not yet been conclusively established what roles speeding or alcohol may have played in this crash, the story should nonetheless serve as a warning to all Tennessee drivers of the severe consequences that drinking and disobeying traffic rules can have while on the road. In many cases, what might have been a minor accident is made many times worse when a negligent driver has been speeding.

From a personal liability perspective, as well, speeding and drinking open up negligent drivers to severe personal injury lawsuits. By taking to the road after drinking, drunk drivers show a disregard for the safety of other motorists and pedestrians on Tennessee’s roads.

Personal injury lawsuits

Anybody who has been the victim of a negligent driver should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help his client fight for the compensation that is due for his or her pain and suffering and can help hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.