Recent Tennessee car accidents: 1 dead, 6 injured

A car crash that occurred recently in Nashville took the life of one person while injuring six others. The horrific crash occurred in Antioch on a recent Monday in April, the Nashville Fire Department reported. When fatal car accidents like these occur in Tennessee, the victims' families are typically entitled to file wrongful death suits against the responsible parties.

The crash, which involved six vehicles, occurred around 6:30 p.m. Police say that a 30-year-old male driver struck one car, then fled the scene of the accident, reportedly driving at a high rate of speed. According to the investigation, the man then allegedly failed to stop at a red light, which caused him to crash into two more vehicles.

The driver of the second of these two vehicles was thrown from his SUV and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident. The first driver continued on, striking three other cars that were in opposing lanes of traffic. He, his four children and a female passenger were rushed to a local medical center with non-life-threatening injuries. One other individual was taken to a nearby hospital as well.

The driver is now facing a slew of charges in relation to this accident, including vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, two counts of aggravated assault and driving on a revoked license. If Tennessee prosecutors are able to secure a conviction on one of these charges, proof of guilt might be offered as evidence supported any wrongful death or personal injury claims related to this crash. This conviction could help to establish negligence on the part of the car driver, which is required before a civil court will assess whether an award of damages is appropriate. Victims or victims' families typically consult experienced personal injury attorneys after car accidents like these.

Source: wkrn.com, "Man charged after 1 killed, 6 injured in 'horrific' 6-car crash in Antioch", April 18, 2016

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