A motorist traveling the wrong way on Interstate 40 allegedly caused a fatal, multi-vehicle wreck. A police statement says that the crash happened in western Davidson County on Saturday, May 16, shortly after 2 a.m.
A 26-year-old male motorist from Memphis was allegedly driving a 2009 Nissan Sentra the wrong way in the westbound lanes, near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit. Police say that his vehicle was in a head-on collision with a 1988 Chevrolet Z-71 pickup operated by a 34-year-old man from Kentucky. Next, a Chevrolet Express van operated by a 53-year-old man from Illinois hit the Sentra, according to The Tennessean.
Injury and Loss of Life
The alleged wrong-way driver died at the scene. Emergency personnel transported the driver of the Chevy pickup to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but he did not survive. The driver of the van received treatment for minor injuries before his release from the hospital.
A preliminary investigation conducted by the authorities did not yield a reason for the wrong-way driving. However, police say that no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement was found at the scene if the wreck.
Although the investigation into this tragic crash is ongoing, Tennessee state law does offer victims of negligent conduct to seek compensation in the state’s civil courts. It is possible to seek monetary damages for a variety of losses, including lost wages, medical bills and pain-and-suffering. When loss of life’s occurs, it is possible for family survivors to seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a crash, you may arrange for a no-cost consultation with Nashville personal injury attorneys focused on relevant areas of the law. To learn more, please contact us.