Tennessee car accident injures woman helping motorists

Anytime someone sees or comes across a car accident, many people have the urge to help. Being a good Samaritan can actually help save lives. However, there are times when being a good Samaritan when coming across a car accident can lead to that person being injured themselves. A recent incident along a Tennessee highway resulted in just this kind of scenario.

A woman ran toward a vehicle to help a driver. The vehicle had run off the road and hit a pole. There was the presumption that a medical emergency had occurred, leading the car to run of the road. The woman was attending to the driver when there was an apparent second medical issue that led the driver to accelerate the truck. The woman rendering aid was then dragged by the vehicle.

The highway had to be closed so that a medical helicopter could reach the scene. The woman was transported for her injuries, but there was no word on her condition. The highway remained closed so that the scene of the crash could be cleared. The main condition of the man who initially wrecked was also unknown.

The woman who was injured while rendering aid may have mounting medical bills to deal with, lost wages and even rehabilitative costs. In cases where a good Samaritan is injured in a car accident, they may be able to pursue civil action in a Tennessee civil court. A successful civil claim after a car accident may yield a monetary settlement that could help victims deal with the financial consequences of being in a crash.

Source: newschannel5.com, Good Samaritan Injured While Assisting Driver On I-65, No author, Feb. 15, 2014

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