Tragic Tennessee car wreck takes life of girl and grandmother

Intersections are the scene of many accidents, even when there is proper signage and lights meant to keep everyone safe. When one person disregards the rules of the road or the signage in front of them, a car wreck can occur and innocent people can be harmed. Recently, a Tennessee car wreck at an intersection took the lives of two family members.

A 56-year-old grandmother and her 16-year-old granddaughter were traveling on the road when their vehicle entered an intersection. A 39-year-old man came along in his vehicle and reportedly ran through a red light. His SUV collided with their car. There was no explanation given as to why he ran the light.

The grandmother and granddaughter were both killed as a result of the car accident. The SUV driver was cited for running the light. Police have said there are pending criminal charges as well. The young girl's school had grief counselors available to help students cope with the tragic loss.

There has been no word yet as to the nature of the criminal charges contemplated against the driver who allegedly caused this deadly car wreck. Despite the outcome of any criminal charges that may filed against him, the family of the two victims is entitled to pursue a civil lawsuit in a Tennessee courtroom. A successfully litigated wrongful death claim may result in the award of monetary damages that could help the surviving family cover the costs of medical care, funeral expenses and other financial damages that typically result from these types of tragedies.

Source:, Sevier Co. Schools: Teen killed in crash was a 'lovely lady', No author, Nov. 15, 2013

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