Losing a loved one in a car accident is naturally a traumatic experience. This is even more so when there are a lot of unanswered questions. In some instances, the underlying circumstances of an accident only become evident after thorough investigation. Two people lost their lives and another was injured in a recent Tennessee car wreck. No other vehicles were involved, but the police are not sure which one of the occupants was driving the car at the time of the accident.
A preliminary crash report states that the accident happened on Interstate 40 and caused several hours of road closure. Police allege that an eastbound car with three occupants was speeding before the car left the roadway. It apparently smashed into a wall before crossing the Interstate again. It flipped over and came to a halt after crashing into another retaining wall.
Emergency workers arrived to find that all three occupants of the car had been ejected. Two people, ages 29 and 23 respectively, were deceased upon the arrival of first responders, and a 35-year-old man was transported to a hospital. According to officials, no evidence of alcohol or drugs was found at the accident scene.
Tennessee drivers are responsible for the safety of their passengers. Any family who loses a loved one who was a passenger in a vehicle that was driven by a negligent driver may be entitled to pursue a claim for end-of-life expenses and other financial losses. Similarly, those who have suffered serious injuries in a car wreck may proceed with a personal injury claim for financial losses. In a case such as this one, personal injury and/or wrongful death claims may have to wait until investigators have determined the identity of the driver, at which time civil claims may be appropriate.
Source: wmcactionnews5.com, "2 killed, 1 injured in one-car crash on I-40", Cody Engdahl, May 24, 2015