Child dies in horrific car accident in Tennessee

Getting into a car accident that leaves you and your passengers injured is harrowing. Being in an accident that involves a death is even worse. One minute everything is fine and you are carefully driving so that nothing goes wrong and then a distracted driver hits you and one of your passengers is dead. It is even worse, somehow, when it is a child with his or her whole life ahead of them. This is exactly what happened to a driver in Columbia, Tennessee.

The driver of a Ford F-350 pick-up truck allegedly rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac at exit 27 on the New Lewisburg Highway, just west of Interstate 65.

A 9-year-old girl was fatally injured and no amount of life saving efforts were able to bring her back. The car that was carrying the child was also carrying two other children and a woman driver. The three of them were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as was the driver of the Ford pick-up truck.

When the car slowed down the driver of the Ford truck was allegedly distracted, perhaps by his cellphone, and hit the car pretty hard. The three children were all wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

How do you deal with this type of loss? What do you do? Who do you turn to? You are grieving and may not be aware of the fact that the driver of the truck needs to be brought to justice. He had a part in you losing your daughter and injuring the other occupants of the car.

Talking to an attorney who knows how to listen carefully to your story, do research of the law and then to advise you on what your next steps are can give you a feeling of peace. You can grieve and leave the civil suit to the legal professional.

Source: WMC, "Fourth-grader killed in crash on New Lewisburg Highway," Hayley Mason, Dec. 07, 2015

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