A spokesperson with the Tennessee Highway Patrol provided details of a Sevier County truck accident that occurred early in the morning of July 5.

Truck Swerves

The authorities say that a 40-year-old male motorist was operating a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on North Shiloh Road at approximately two o’clock in the morning. When a car in front of the truck suddenly stopped, the truck’s driver steered his vehicle into the oncoming lane to avoid a collision.

Man Run Over

At the time of the collision, a 33-year-old male from Sevierville was riding in the truck bed. As the truck came to stop, this passenger jumped out of the vehicle. At that point, the driver shifted the truck into reverse, and the man on foot was hit. He did not survive his injuries, according to whir news.

A 30-year-old passenger from Seymour that was also riding in the truck bed was not injured. The driver was not hurt either.

Charges Pending

The Tennessee Highway Patrol states that unspecified charges are pending in the case.

Although the investigation into this incident is in its earliest stages, state law allows victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roadways to seek damages in civil court. It is often possible for an injured victim to seek monetary damages for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. Survivors of a deceased victim may seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.

If you or a loved one is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to review the matter with Nashville injury lawyers. To arrange for a complimentary consultation with an attorney at our firm, please contact us.