Tennessee drivers understand the importance of maintaining focus at all times while they are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle of any sort. People who drive while impaired and/or distracted or engage in another type of reckless and/or negligent behavior often lose the focus necessary for safe driving. Unfortunately, drivers who fail to concentrate on the task at hand puts themselves and all others around them at great risk, often causing serious injury or fatality.
Driver veers into opposite lane
In a recent example, a 66-year-old man was killed when another vehicle hit his vehicle head-on. The incident happened on a Wednesday morning. According to police, a woman crossed over into the opposite lane and hit the victim’s vehicle head-on on a Murfreesboro roadway. The vehicle that was hit ended up in a ditch at the side of the road. Following the impact, the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash hit a third vehicle after spinning out of control.
Impact of crash kills 1 person
Reportedly, the victim of the first car that was hit was initially trapped in his vehicle. He was removed and transported to a hospital, but sadly, once there, he died. The driver of the car that hit him was not injured in the crash. The driver of the third vehicle was treated onsite for minor injuries. Murfreesboro’s fatal accident crash team is investigating the incident.
When the investigation concludes, evidence may very well indicate the driver who crossed over the centerline, colliding with two other cars, was at fault. In that case, the victim’s family members may look into pursuing the matter further. Aside from any criminal charges the driver believed to have been at fault may face, she could also be held accountable within the Tennessee civil justice system. The victim’s family could sit down with an attorney with experience in personal injury cases, and he or she could explain their options, including the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit.