Despite all efforts by Tennessee authorities to keep the roads safe, periodic collisions do occur. These are rendered all the more tragic when there is severe injury or loss of life. This was the case in a recent truck accident where a young woman lost her life.
The accident involved three vehicles and happened at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Alcoa Highway near Willow Road. According to reports, it happened right in front of an Army Surplus store. The 20-year-old woman involved in the crash was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center but it was too late to save her and she died there.
The accident occurred when the woman, driving a 2000 Ford Focus, was on Willow Road. She reportedly stopped at the intersection in accordance with the stop sign posted there. After that, she tried to turn onto northbound Alcoa Highway. To do that, she started to cross Alcoa Highway’s southbound lanes.
When she did, her car was hit by a pickup truck, a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. It hit her car directly on the driver’s door. The truck had been traveling southbound in the left lane of Alcoa Highway. The truck driver, 33, is based in Knoxville. He did not have a seat belt on at the time, and was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for various injuries from the crash. After that a third driver, 45, hit debris from the Ford Focus.
In this case, the incident is under investigation. In other Tennessee truck accident cases, accusations may be made and charges filed shortly after they happen. Regardless of the circumstances, everyone involved in a Tennessee truck accident should try to get informed about their legal rights with the help of a good attorney.
Source: The Daily Times, “BREAKING: Oak Ridge woman killed in Alcoa Highway crash” No author given, Feb. 17, 2014