Three people recently died following a two-car crash on a busy stretch of roadway. A Rural Metro Fire spokesperson said as far as motor vehicle accidents go in Tennessee, it was probably the worst he has seen in his 25 years in Knox County. These are the types of accidents, he said, that are most difficult for EMTs.
An eastbound utility truck, going about 50 mph, apparently crossed three lanes of traffic and ended up in a westbound lane where it hit a truck. Police say the utility truck driver, who was killed, may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time and a screening for those will be performed. The couple in the truck that was struck, along with their dog, were also killed.
The curve before the intersection where the crash happened is a difficult one for divers at the best of times, the spokesperson added. It is especially so, if the driver is speeding and/or is under the influence. The sweeping S-curve is hard to navigate.
When loved ones lose their lives in Tennessee motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of others, family members have the right to speak to an attorney regarding the pursuit of compensation. Although no amount of money will bring a loved one back, financial restitution may help in other ways such as taking care of funeral expenses. It may also help to cushion the blow caused by the loss of income to a family due to the untimely death of a loved one, not to mention help allay the pain and suffering of that loss.