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3 killed, 6 injured in I-40 wreck

Three people died and six others were injured in an accident that happened in Tennessee on June 27. The incident occurred at 1:20 p.m. near mile marker 161 on Interstate 40 in Hickman County. Police said the accident started when a driver traveling eastbound in a semi-truck attempted to pass a Toyota Tacoma on the left. The Toyota attempted to change lanes, but clipped the semi with its rear in the process.

The impact of the collision sent the into a ditch off the right shoulder of the highway. The tractor-trailer then went across the median and into westbound traffic. The semi collided with a Grand Marquis that was heading west, and both vehicles overturned. A 22-year-old male driver in the Marquis was killed in the collision, as were two female passengers, 19 and 50. Authorities closed the westbound side of the highway until 9 p.m. in order to investigate the accident and clear the roadway.

Among the six people injured in the crash were two young children, one in the Tacoma and one inside the semi-truck. The news source did not detail their, or any of the other surviving victims’, injuries. Those hurt in this accident may consider filing a personal injury suit in an attempt to recover compensation for any ensuing expenses that stem from the accident.

Attorneys for plaintiffs of personal injury suits must convince juries that the car accidents in question were caused by defendants’ negligence. Driver negligence is usually the focal point in civil cases that stem from incidents like this. Cases that involve multiple vehicles and victims may benefit from the analyses of reconstruction specialists and forensic technicians.

Source: WKRN-TV, “Charges pending in I-40 crash that killed 3, injured 6”, June 28, 2014

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