Wrong way driver causes Tennessee car accident

When traveling on Tennessee roadways, most people focus on their own actions and do what they can to abide by the rules of the road while they are behind the wheel. However, the actions of others can lead to a car accident and make a dangerous situation nearly, if not impossible, to avoid. A recent car accident appears to be the result of one driver's mistake, and a life has been lost because of it.

The accident occurred around 7:40 p.m. as a woman was driving on the Middlebrook Pike. A 70-year-old man who was driving a delivery van was apparently on the wrong side of the road. The van collided with the woman's car head-on.

The 50-year-old woman in the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The van driver was injured and was transported for treatment, although specifics about his condition were not reported. There is currently an investigation into the car accident, and police have not yet said if that driver will face any criminal charges in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Regardless of whether the man who reportedly caused this car accident faces criminal accusations, the surviving family members of the woman who died may elect to commence a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver and any separate owner of the vehicle he was operating. In a Tennessee civil court, a successfully litigated wrongful death claim could garner financial reparations. The awarding of any monetary damages could help the family deal with the financial consequences of the car accident that took their loved one's life.

Source: wbir.com, KPD identifies victim of fatal Middlebrook Pike crash, No author, Jan. 21, 2014

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