Running out of gas leads to car accident injuries

Whenever a car runs out of gas, getting out of the way of traffic is vital for safety reasons. However, that alone might not be enough to stay safe along the roadway. A recent Tennessee car accident occurred as a woman came upon a couple stopped along the road after their car had run out of gas.

The couple, ages 22 and 21, ran out of gas and a man stopped to offer assistance. The 47-year-old who stopped to help was driving a pickup truck. Not long after he stopped to render aid, a PT Cruiser came along and ran into the back of the stopped pickup truck. This caused the driver who ran out of gas to be pinned between his car and the pickup truck.

The pinned man suffered serious injuries to his legs. He was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The woman who hit the pickup truck was cited for a number of violations, including having a suspended license, no proof of insurance and also careless driving.

Since the woman who apparently caused the car accident was cited by police, it may help open the door for the injured man to pursue civil action against her. He is entitled to file a complaint in a Tennessee civil court as a means of seeking to garner damages due to suffering injuries from the car accident. If successful, any damages awarded could help the injured young man contend with any medical bills, lost wages or other financial losses related to being the victim of a car accident.

Source:, "Man injured after being smashed between 2 cars in Knoxville", April 30, 2014

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