Person Killed in Maury County Car Accident
Maury County, TN (March 12, 2020) – The Maury County Fire department recently commented that one individual died in a motor vehicle on March 10 following a vehicle fire that occurred on Hampshire Pike. Volunteer firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident to find a vehicle that was fully covered in flames. Details about the accident are currently under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s department. After the fire was extinguished, it was determined that the victim passed away in the accident because the individual’s way out of the car was blocked. The identity of the victim has not yet been determined.
The Dangerous Nature of Vehicle Fires
The United States Fire Administration reports that approximately one in eight fires responded to by fire departments is a highway vehicle fire. The most common reason why vehicle fires occur is a leak in the fuel system. Some of the other causes of vehicle fires include defects in electrical systems, design defects, high-speed collisions, and improperly maintained motor vehicles. Even if you are the only motorist involved in a vehicle fire, it is often still possible to pursue compensation from parties like manufacturers, distributors, and others.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Skilled Accident Attorney
When vehicles catch on fire, the results are almost always serious. Regardless of how your accident occurred, however, it can help to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today.
Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!