On Sept. 9, a tragic motor vehicle accident took the life of a 25-year-old woman from Russellville. The tragedy will be a difficult one for the young woman’s family and friends to face. It will be especially difficult for the 25-year-old Tennessee man who was driving the truck she was riding in, if he survives his injuries suffered in the motor vehicle accident.
The crash occurred in Wayne County, Tennessee at approximately 2:33 a.m. Monday. According to police, a pick up truck, which contained the woman and man, lost control and flew off the roadway. It then hit an old building, caught on fire and was engulfed in flames. The building also caught on fire and was destroyed.
The driver of the truck was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital. As of Sept. 10, he was receiving treatment in intensive care. The investigation into this accident by police is ongoing. At this time, police have not indicated the cause of the accident or whether or not they suspect alcohol played a role in causing the early morning incident..
The man who was driving the truck could face criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, should he be faulted by the police in this Tennessee motor vehicle accident. Family members of the woman who died may also choose to pursue a personal injury wrongful death claim against him. By filing a wrongful death claim, family members may be able gain a sense of closure in this accident. They can also seek compensation to cover end of life expenses and any outstanding medical costs.
Source: wwaytv.com, One Shoals resident killed, one injured in Tennessee crash, No author, Sept. 10, 2013