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1 dead, 6 injured in serious Tennessee crash

A head-on three-vehicle collision that occurred in Robertson County on June 12 left one person dead and another with serious injuries. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the incident took place on Interstate 65 in White House. It initially appeared that neither drugs nor alcohol were factors, but investigators did not rule them out entirely and ordered toxicology tests.

The authorities stated that the 18-year-old male driver of a Ford sedan was traveling north the vehicle suddenly crossed the grass median into the southbound lanes of the interstate. The Ford collided head-on with a 54-yeaer-old Shepherdsville man’s Kia SUV. The Kia then struck a southbound Jeep.

The impact from the collision resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Ford. The driver of the Ford suffered injuries that were described as serious. Additionally, the driver of the Kia, two passengers of the Kia and two people who were in the Jeep suffered injuries. Emergency crews responded to the accident and took those who were injured to nearby hospital for treatment. By the following day, only one of those who were injured had been released. It was not reported if the authorities planned to file charges against the Ford driver for his involvement with the incident.

Even if a driver is not charged for causing a serious auto accident, all of those who suffered injuries in such a crash will likely have expensive medical bills, lost income from being unable to work and other damages that they will be responsible for. Once the cause of the crash is determined, they may be able to file personal injury lawsuits against the apparent at-fault driver in order to seek compensation for those damages.

Source: Newschannel5.com, “Victim Identified In Fatal I-65 Head-On Crash”, June 13, 2014

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