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Multiple injuries derive from 3-vehicle accident

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, an 88-year-old woman was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Greene County on Sept. 7. Two women and a minor reportedly suffered injuries in the 12:50 p.m. accident, which transpired on U.S. 11E.

In connection with the accident, law enforcement officials cited the 88-year-old woman with failure to exercise due care, a traffic control signal violation and having no proof of insurance and registration. The auto accident happened after the woman ran a red light on U.S. 11E while traveling east in a Dodge Caravan . She subsequently hit a Nissan Sentra driven by a 19-year-old man. Following that collision, the woman’s Caravan continued on, traversing the median and entering into westbound traffic, where it collided with a second vehicle, a Chevrolet van driven by a 68-year-old man.

The 88-year-old woman and a 5-year-old passenger in the Caravan suffered injuries and received emergency transport to Laughlin Memorial Hospital. A 54-year-old female passenger in the Sentra also suffered injuries in the crash. According to authorities, she was released after being treated at Takoma Memorial Hospital. Reportedly, the drivers of the Sentra and the Chevrolet van escaped the incident without injury.

In this case, the 88-year-old woman may possibly encounter various consequences associated with the multi-vehicle accident, including civil action. If a significant amount of evidence substantiates the accusation that she initiated the accident by running a red light, the people who suffered injuries in the crash may file personal injury claims against her, citing negligence. For, people who suffer injuries on account of an accident caused by reckless or negligent drivers may have the right to pursue personal injury compensation. If successful, they may be awarded restitution for hospital bills, various medical expenses and even lost wages associated with their injuries.

Source: The Greenville Sun , “Russellville Woman Charged In 3-Vehicle Crash”, September 12, 2014

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