Three people are injured and one has died in a recent Knoxville car accident. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol officials, a car and pickup truck collided, causing the serious personal injury. It is reported that the car was traveling northbound on Lovell Road when it collided with the pickup truck heading southbound. Initial reports did not indicate which vehicle crossed the line and caused the accident.
Authorities stated that the driver of the car, a 50-year-old woman, was injured in the collision. A passenger in her car, a 29-year-old woman, unfortunately did not survive. A second passenger in the car, whose identity and age was not revealed, was also injured.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 58-year-old man, sustained injuries as well. Reports immediately following the accident do not indicate the exact nature and extent of the injuries suffered by the victims. In addition, the current condition of the injured parties has not been released. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is still working to investigate this horrible collision.
In an accident like this where vehicles collide head-on, investigators must often work to determine exactly what happened, and whether any party involved was negligent in contributing to the accident and injuries. This information could be valuable as the victims begin to recover and look to the future. Under our state's personal injury laws, anyone injured on a Tennessee roadway due to the negligence of another party may be able to seek damages against that party to help them recover medical or recovery expenses, lost wages and more. In addition, the family of the young woman killed may investigate their rights under wrongful death laws, to determine what options may be available to them.
Source: wate.com, "West Knoxville crash leaves one dead, three injured," April 9, 2013