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Auto accident leads to injury, death in Tennessee

Learning that a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident is frightening and tragic. Of course, the accident victim may also experience high levels of emotional distress, along with physical pain and suffering as a result of the auto accident. One person, unfortunately, is going through this difficult ordeal after being injured in a fatal vehicular accident on a Tennessee highway.

The accident took place in the Highway 70 area on a recent Tuesday afternoon. It happened just before 2 p.m. in the area of a recycling facility. Police said a woman and man were heading west on the highway. The man, who was 24 years old, was driving the vehicle.

He suddenly drifted into oncoming traffic. That’s when his vehicle hit a wrecker that was going east. The driver died in the collision, while his passenger suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital by helicopter. Her condition was listed as critical.

The passenger and driver in the wrecker also suffered injuries, though the authorities noted that all passengers wore seatbelts. Failing to maintain one’s lane can be deemed negligent driving in Tennessee. If it can be established that the driver who reportedly drifted into the opposite lane negligently caused the accident, his estate might be held liable. In addition, anyone else who owned the vehicle he was driving may also be sued in a personal injury claim. The monetary compensation won in such a claim can help with lost wages, as well as hospital expenses and other losses related to the auto accident.

Source: wbbjtv.com, “Deadly Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Camden”, , May 20, 2014

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