Six vehicles and two separate crashes were involved in a tragic and chaotic car accident in Tennessee last week, as a 30-year-old man decided to try to flee the scene of the first accident — only to cause a far more devastating one shortly thereafter.
The 30-year-old was driving with a revoked license when he crashed into a car. He then made the decision to flee the scene, but he didn’t get far before he ran through a red light and crashed with another vehicle, an SUV. Both vehicles then spun into oncoming traffic, enveloping three other vehicles into the chaotic crash. The driver of the SUV was thrown from his vehicle and killed.
One of the three vehicles in the other lanes of traffic burst into flames. Seven other people, including the reckless, fleeing driver, were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 30-year-old has been charged with a bevy of crimes, including vehicular homicide, reckless driving and a couple of counts for aggravated assault.
This is a tragic car accident story, but sadly, wrecks that are similar in nature to this occur all the time. Fatal car accidents claim tens of thousands of lives every year in the United States, and the loved ones of those victims need to be prepared to deal with the legal aftermath of such a wreck. Wrongful death is a possible claim that the loved ones of a deceased victim could file if the evidence support recklessness or negligence on the part of another driver.
Source: News 2, “Man charged after 1 killed, 6 injured in ‘horrific’ 6-car crash in Antioch,” April 18, 2016