Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported details of a Wilson County wreck that occurred at about 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, on Highway 109 near Burton Road.
Vehicle Swerves Into Oncoming Traffic
Troopers say that a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan first rear-ended another unidentified vehicle. The mini-van then crossed into oncoming traffic. There, it struck a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria head-on, according to WKRN News.
Loss of Life Reported
The motorist driving the Ford sedan, a 64-year-old man from Gallatin, did not survive the crash. The 24-year-old man driving the Dodge mini-van sustained unspecified injuries. The driver of the vehicle that was rear-ended did not suffer any injuries.
Motorist Faces Multiple Charges
Authorities charged the mini-van motorist with reckless driving, failure to exercise due care and following too close. He was also cited for not wearing a seat belt.
Although the investigation into this particular incident is only in its earliest stages, Tennessee state law outlines the rights of victims. When it is reasonable to claim that negligent conduct led to injury or loss of life, it is often possible to seek compensatory damages for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. When a death occurs, survivors often seek compensation for burial expenses, pain-and-suffering and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a wreck, it is possible to discuss the matter with Nashville auto accident lawyers without charge or obligation. Our firm fights hard to preserve the full legal rights of our clients. To learn more, please contact us.