Sometimes, incidents that occur on Tennessee roads are very clear cut, with indisputable facts that no one questions. Other times, there may be matters that are unclear at first and warrant further investigation. That is the case with a recent traffic accident, in which culpability may be found to be attributable to multiple people.
In the accident, a Toyota Camry driver stopped in the third lane of a road. This happened at about 4:20 p.m. in the westbound lanes between the Waldon Road and Old Hickory Boulevard exits of Interstate 24. It is not known why she stopped.
A freightliner driver hit the Toyota Camry from behind. The freightliner driver was not injured. However, the Toyota Camry driver was killed.
After that original collision, a motorcyclist had to swerve to avoid the debris. In doing so, he was thrown from his motorcycle, a 2006 Harley Davidson. His injuries were not fatal, but he did get hurt. Also injured was a passenger, about whom details have not been released.
The incident resulted in backed up traffic for several miles. The westbound lanes between Old Hickory Boulevard and Waldron Road were shut down until 9:30 p.m. Additionally, eastbound lanes were severely slowed. Traffic on those lanes got backed up for what authorities said was several miles. This was due to rubbernecking delays.
Car accidents like this are tragic. The culpability of the individuals involved is being speculated upon, but ultimately, an investigation will be needed to determine all of the facts in this case. In other car accident cases throughout Tennessee, a good attorney can help clients sort out facts and decide what they should do.
Source: WKRN.com, “23-year-old woman killed in 3-vehicle crash on I-24 in La Vergne” Sep. 29, 2014