While car accidents happen every single day in the state of Tennessee, the sad truth is that many of them could and should have been prevented. Whether the motor vehicle accident was caused by a drunk or distracted driver, or someone who was not following traffic laws, it is deeply saddening to think that the death and injury caused by that event never should have occurred. When someone is injured or killed due to the fault of another driver, justice is available to the victims and their families.
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a 9-year-old child was struck and injured by a car. Emergency crews arrived on scene quickly to assist with the crash. The young girl’s injuries were such that she was immediately transported to the hospital. The motor vehicle accident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. in the afternoon.
The victim’s current condition is unknown. As of Nov. 3, law enforcement officials were continuing their investigation into the cause of the accident. One focus of the inquiry was to determine whether alcohol or drugs may have played a factor in causing the crash.
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Whenever a pedestrian is struck and seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, it warrants investigation to determine exactly what happened. In Tennessee pedestrian accidents where the evidence suggests the driver was at fault, the injured party can pursue a personal injury claim against the person deemed responsible. A properly navigated claim can be vital in providing victims with compensation to pay for costly medical bills. A monetary award may also be ordered for pain and suffering related to the injuries and for other damages recognized under our personal injury laws.