Head-on collision takes life of Tennessee child

Cars traveling toward each other can pose a greater risk to drivers and passengers compared to when there aren't other cars around. A head-on collision can lead to greater damage and injury compared to a single-car accident. If the head-on collision occurs because a car is traveling in the wrong lane, the results can be fatal. One recent head-on collision in Tennessee led to the life of a child being taken.

The tragic head-on collision occurred on a Friday night. It began as a Dodge Challenger was headed west. It was traveling in the eastbound lane at the time. It then hit another car, a Toyota Corolla, head-on.

The child in the Toyota, an 8-year-old, died as a result of the accident. There were two other people in the car, and they were injured. The driver of the Dodge Challenger was injured also. According to authorities, there is an investigation into the car accident, and charges are also pending related to the crash.

Whenever a car is traveling the wrong way and a head-on collision ensues, the victim or family of any victims who lost their lives may be able to pursue civil action against a driver who was going the wrong way. Even though criminal charges are said to be pending in this case, the family of the child may be able to seek damages related to a wrongful death claim. Any monetary award garnered from a Tennessee civil suit may help families deal with expenses incurred as a result of the accident, such as funeral costs.

Source: wkrn.com, "8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville", Aug. 22, 2014

Source: wkrn.com, "8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville", Aug. 22, 2014

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