Car accidents and teens: 4 teens injured in crash in Tennessee

There are many different types of car accidents that occur every day in Tennessee. One of the most dangerous types of car accidents is a head-on collision. This type of accident can often lead to very serious, if not fatal, injuries. Though there were no human casualties in a recent head-on collision in Unicoi County, Tennessee, four teens were injured and one dog was killed.

On a Monday evening in early May in Unicoi County, a teen's car crossed the road's center line and collided with a truck, head-on. According to reports, the 17-year-old driver had three other teen passengers in the car. All were taken to a local medical center, with three out of the four being airlifted. Two of the teens are now in stable condition but one is in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the truck was not injured, but a passenger was taken to a hospital and later released. Also, a horse that was in a trailer being towed behind it sustained injuries and a dog was killed. According to the authorities, there was no clear cause of the accident, but the teenage driver of the car faces pending charges.

There are a multitude of reasons why car accidents in Tennessee happen, but distracted driving, dozing off and alcohol are all-too-common causes. In this particular case, if the teenage driver is found to have been negligent, the victims of the accident may choose to pursue compensation for their injuries. Along their road to recovery, they may choose to contact a personal injury attorney who can help victims of car accidents seek compensation for their medical costs and property damage. Though compensation can do little to ease the victim's physical pain, it can, nonetheless, assuage some of the repercussions of being involved in such a traumatic experience.

Source: wcyb.com, "Several recovering after head-on collision", May 5, 2015

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