1 dead in crash, family may seek wrongful death claim

A recent car accident took the life of one Tennessee individual. As the Knoxville Police Department said it was a DUI crash, the victim's loved ones may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the other driver. The accident happened on an early Saturday morning in May in West Knoxville.

The fatal crash occurred on Middlebrook Pike around 12:20 a.m. A 23-year-old Knoxville woman was driving in the westbound lane of traffic when police say she sideswiped another vehicle. After the collision, the woman then crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic and was involved in a head-on collision with a second vehicle that was driven by a 60-year-old woman.

The driver of this vehicle was rushed to a local medical center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver who allegedly caused the accident was also taken to another medical center to be treated for numerous injuries. The driver of the car that was sideswiped was not injured. Knoxville Police Department said that charges are pending for the driver who purportedly caused the accident.

If the deceased victim's loved ones choose to file a wrongful death claim, this will be filed in a Tennessee civil court. They will likely consult an experienced attorney quickly, as it is crucial that evidence be gathered in order that the validity of their claim may be assessed. The insurance company for the other party that caused the victim's death will be working to gather similar evidence as well, so it is in the victim's loved ones' best interests to ensure that they have an attorney doing the same.

Source: water.com, "1 killed in weekend DUI crash in West Knoxville", May 30, 2016

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