On Monday mornings, people leave their homes in Tennessee to begin a new work week. Some may be thinking about upcoming meetings or other events as they sit at a traffic light. Though that is how the day started for 14 commuters in the vicinity of Stateline Road and Germantown Road, their mornings were interrupted by multi-vehicle car accidents that resulted in a fatality.
The chain-reaction crash may have been started by a truck that failed to stop for the red light. One witness said that he was first in line at the intersection and was stopped at the light when he was struck from behind and forced into the middle of the intersection. Fourteen vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash.
According to witnesses, the truck that may have caused the crash burst into flames after colliding with some of the vehicles. One person was reported to have died as a result of the crash, and it was not known how many have been injured. The intersection was closed for hours, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Sudden and unexpected car accidents can be the cause of considerable interruption to a person’s life. When it involves the loss of life or serious injury, shock, grief and anger may be added to the situation. A person in Tennessee facing such a calamity may wish to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the facts of the accident and may be able to ascertain if a civil suit against the party deemed responsible is possible. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other verifiable losses.