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2 men die in Tennessee auto accident on curvy road

Riding in a vehicle is typically a relaxing event, with the driver bearing the responsibility of safely getting his or her passengers from point A to point B. At some point during the drive, though, one fatal mistake can end up being the person’s last. Two people in Tennessee recently experienced this, and their surviving families were left grieving and questioning the cause of the auto accident.

A single-vehicle collision took place in the afternoon. The two men who were killed in the crash were 26 and 31. The younger man was driving the automobile. Police said the driver apparently lost control of the car and ended up on the road’s right side. The road was narrow and curvy.

He tried to get back onto the road, but he overcorrected. This caused the car to cross the road and run off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle finally collided with two trees. At the time of the crash, both of the men had their seatbelts on. Rescue workers had to cut the belts in order to remove the men from the mangled car.

The men were then taken to the hospital. No alcohol or drugs were present at the auto accident scene, but police say that speed might be a causal factor in the collision. The family of the deceased passenger might choose to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the dead driver, along with any separate owners of the car, pursuing claims for monetary damages. If police confirm that the driver was speeding when the wreck happened, which may be considered negligent driving, the plaintiffs might use evidence of this to attempt to establish the driver’s financial responsibility for the accident in a Tennessee civil court.

Source: tullahomanews.com, “Two die in single-car accident”, Wayne Thomas, May 22, 2014

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