A car accident that took place on Aug. 14 in Tennessee left one person dead and another person with serious injuries. According to the report, the incident took place on Route 2 in Athol and involved a Toyota Prius and a semi-truck. The crash happened at approximately 3 p.m.
The results of the preliminary investigation indicated that a 2013 Hyundai was traveling on Route 2 near exit 17 when the driver struck two vehicles while attempting to pass them on the right break-down lane. The collision caused one of the vehicle, the Prius, to lose control. The vehicle crossed over the centerline and into the oncoming lane where it collided with the semi-truck.
A 68-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Prius was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The driver, a 67-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that were stated to be serious. It was not stated if the driver of the semi-truck or the individuals in the other car involved suffered any injuries. It was stated that the driver who caused the accident was being investigated by the authorities, but no charges had been filed as the accident was still under investigation when the report was released.
Car accidents that are caused by careless or negligent drivers can result in serious injuries or even fatalities. If a loved one dies as a result of a fatal accident, their family members may be able to recover the cost of any financial damages that they sustained as a direct result of the crash. For example, if the deceased person was providing financial support for their family, the surviving members may be able to seek compensation for the loss of support. Additionally, they may be able to seek unexpected funeral costs.
Source: Masslive.com, “1 dead, 1 seriously injured in head-on collision with tractor-trailer on Rt. 2 in Athol“, Patrick Johnson, August 14, 2014