Tennessee residents know that distracted driving is dangerous. However, they often do not realize just how dangerous it can be until it affects them or someone that they love. A recent truck accident that occurred in Haywood County, Tennessee, may have been the result of distracted driving.
According to recent reports, the accident happened in mid-March near Brownsville. Upon an initial investigation, authorities determined that the crash was caused when the driver of a pickup truck veered across the center line for unknown reasons. The driver ended up colliding with a tractor-trailer in a head-on crash. The impact caused both of the vehicles to catch on fire, killing both of the drivers.
A specialist was sent out to the scene for further investigation on the case. There was no mention of whether alcohol or drugs were suspected of playing a role in the accident. No other details about the crash were disclosed.
Unfortunately, a truck accident can be even more dangerous than a traditional car accident in Tennessee, as demonstrated by this incident. When truck accidents take the lives of their victims, families are left to mourn their losses, along with being forced to bear unexpected financial burdens. Fortunately, families who have experienced similar tragedies have the right to pursue legal actions against the parties responsible for causing the deaths of their relatives. Although the civil process can seem overwhelming, an experienced personal injury attorney can help clients navigate through the court system and help obtain compensation for their losses.
Source: wbbjtv.com, “Troopers ID victims in deadly Haywood County crash“, March. 18, 2015