Car accident takes the life of a Tennessee woman

Whenever vehicles are on the roadway, being mindful of traffic laws and ensuring that vehicles function properly are vital to remaining safe. However, no amount of safety measures can keep a driver safe if another approaching vehicle malfunctions and causes a car accident. A recent Tennessee car accident resulted in the loss of life for one woman after a bus malfunctioned.

The accident happened on a Thursday in Knoxville at an intersection. A church bus malfunctioned somehow and was not able to stop at the intersection. It crashed into a Kia and another vehicle, a pickup truck.

The driver of the Kia that was hit by the bus was a 54-year-old Tennessee woman. She was killed at the scene. There is an ongoing investigation into the accident, and the bus is being inspected to help pinpoint what may have happened and led to the accident.

In car accident cases where there is a malfunction of a commercial vehicle or a bus of some sorts, an inspection of the vehicle may lead to a definitive answer regarding the cause of the collision. Inspecting the logs of the trucker and the maintenance records of the trucking company may also prove useful. If the evidence suggests fault on the part of the bus company and/or the driver, injured victims -- or the families of any fatal Tennessee accident victim -- have the right to pursue civil action. A successful litigation could lead to an award of financial damages that may prove vital as victims and families need to cover medical bills, lost wages and/or funeral costs.

Source: wbir.com, "KPD id's woman killed in crash with church bus", July 18, 2014

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