A multi-vehicle accident at Third Avenue North and the Jefferson Street Bridge in Germantown caused multiple fatalities and injuries. Police stated that the accident happened at approximately 11:20 a.m. on January 22.
Truck Rear-ends Car
A red pickup truck operated by a 29-year-old female allegedly rear-ended a Cadillac, killing the two occupants, a 64-year-old male and a 66-year-old-male. The impact caused a chain-reaction collision that involved two other vehicles, according to police. Six other individuals, including the driver of the pickup, required transport to area hospitals.
Motorist Allegedly Had Previous DUIs
The driver behind the wheel of the red pickup had reportedly just been convicted of a 2013 DUI earlier in the day. WKRN reported that she allegedly had a criminal record that included multiple DUIs, and multiple charges of driving with a revoked license, drug possession, theft and assault.
Bond Set at $100,000
Upon her release from the hospital, the driver of the red pickup faced arrest for violating terms of a probation sentence handed down after a 2014 DUI conviction. Booking into jail followed on the day after the accident, and her bond was set at $100,000.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is still ongoing, a personal injury lawyer will often try to reach a monetary settlement with the insurer of an at-fault motorist. Such a lawyer can aggressively fight for the rights of his or her client. When it is necessary, it is possible to file a civil lawsuit that seeks compensation from an allegedly negligent motorist for unpaid medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages and long-term rehabilitation expenses.
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