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Man killed in Knoxville truck accident

A Knoxville man has died from critical injuries after an accident in Anderson County, Tennessee. The car accident involved four vehicles and took place around 4:30 p.m. on May 13 near Turkey Road on the Clinton Highway.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that an 18-year-old male from Lake City was driving his pickup truck on a wet highway and began to lose control. The tail end of the truck hit a Jeep heading the opposite direction. Luckily, both drivers were unharmed.

The truck came to a stop across both southbound lanes of the highway. An oncoming car, driven by a 36-year-old male, crashed into the side of the pickup truck. Soon after, another vehicle struck that car.

Two of the drivers and a passenger were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident. Tragically, the 36-year-old driver that hit the pickup truck died last Monday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Police have said that none of the drivers are being charged, and that drugs and alcohol played no part in the accident.

While police suggest that no one was to blame in this particular crash, that is not always the case in road accidents. After any kind of road collision, recording photographic evidence of the damaged items or obtaining the name of the company that owns the vehicle - if a commercial vehicle was involved - may be helpful in seeking compensation. If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of a car or truck accident that was caused by another driver, you may be able to obtain compensation.

Source: WBIR, "Knoxville man dies three days after four vehicle crash," 17 May, 2011

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