A truck accident is typically dangerous under any circumstances, and it can be deadly. A Tennessee woman died after being involved in a recent truck accident in Cheatham County. She was a passenger in car that crashed directly into an oncoming fire truck.
The accident happened on a recent Sunday afternoon close to 3:30 p.m.. The two firemen on the truck were assisting at the scene of a motorcycle crash took place. The Tennessee Highway Patrol indicated that the 27-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang switched into the northbound lane of traffic and crashed into the fire truck head-on. The car driver suffered injuries, but the nature of his condition was not reported.
It is not known if the occupants of the fire truck were injured. Regrettably, the 26-year-old female passenger in the Mustang was killed. Authorities are still investigating the crash and none of the drivers were issued citations in the immediate aftermath of the crash.
It appears that this truck accident was caused by the negligent actions of the car driver, and it may have been that the driver was attempting to pass a tractor trailer whose driver had decelerated to allow the fire truck and an ambulance to pass. The family of the deceased woman retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the Ford to seek recovery of damages. The civil court system in Tennessee typically adjudicates these types of claims based upon evidence that a party operated a vehicle in a negligent manner, causing the accident and the death that followed. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide guidance and support to families throughout the civil process.
Source: tennessean.com, “Woman killed in Ashland City head-on collision ID’ed“, Tim Adkins, April. 13, 2015