Drugs implicated in fatal car wreck in Tennessee
A single car wreck on Wednesday, March 5, led to the death of a 40-year-old man, while the passenger in his car was seriously injured. The car wreck happened during the early evening like many other Tennessee accidents. According to reports, the accident happened around 9.30 p.m. near an intersection, when the car driven by the deceased swerved off the road. Following this, the car crashed into a stationary truck that was parked legally next to the side of the road.
The 40-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene. His 25-year-old female passenger was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a nearby medical center. No further information regarding the severity of her injuries is currently available.
The official report indicates that it is suspected that drugs may have caused the accident. As is required when there is a fatal accident, blood was sent away to be tested for evidence of drug use. The results are not yet available. This accident is just one more example of the danger of and devastation caused by drug use and abuse.
In Tennessee, a victim of a car wreck and their families are often faced with the unexpected aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. However, they may choose to institute a personal injury claim against the legal estate of the deceased, seeking restitution for the damages incurred because of the car wreck. Such a civil personal injury claim may assist the victim in recovering from staggering medical costs and rehabilitation costs as well as possible loss of income.
Source: oakridgetoday.com, THP: One killed, one injured in Anderson wreck, No author, March 6, 2014