The initial investigation into a tragic Smyrna-area accident suggests that a tractor-trailer allegedly crossed a center line and into oncoming traffic.
A spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol states that the incident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14. A 21-year-old female motorist was reportedly eastbound on State Route 840 when a westbound semi crossed into her lane. The driver’s seat of the eastbound vehicle was fully separated from the rest of the car in the collision, and the motorist did not survive.
No immediate details were available regarding a possible cause for the tractor-trailer to veer into oncoming traffic. The driver of the semi was not hurt in the wreck. The crash report indicates that charges are pending in the matter.
Although the cause of this fatal accident is thus far unknown, vehicles may careen into oncoming traffic for a wide variety of reasons. An expert investigation is often of paramount importance in identifying the correct cause or causes of a crash. Sometimes, the driver’s condition is at issue. Distracted, fatigued or impaired motorists may lose control of their vehicles. In other accidents, the failure of a critical part or improper maintenance is the culprit.
Nashville truck accident attorneys that focus on personal injury law are sometimes of assistance to victims of those injured, or to survivors of those killed. It is possible to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss injury or loss of life in the aftermath of a crash. To learn more, please contact us.