Head-on collision kills 56-year-old driver in Dickson County

There's only one thing we can predict when it comes to fatal accidents on Tennessee highways: They happen when we least expect them to. Even worse, in many cases, they never should have happened at all.

It's still not entirely clear how a fatal car crash in Dickson County happened on a recent Tuesday evening. A head-on collision claimed the life of a 56-year-old man, but police have yet to file charges against the other driver and they've yet to issue any blame.

The now deceased 56-year-old, who hailed from Charlotte, Tennessee, was driving down Highway 48 a little after 6 p.m., when the accident happened at the intersection at Sylvis Road just outside of Dickson. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a 17-year-old boy was operating a 2003 Ford F2S northbound along Highway 48 when he lost control of his vehicle. He crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the 56-year-old man's 2000 Chevrolet SK2.

Tragically, the accident resulted in the death of the 56-year-old. The 17-year-old was lucky to survive, but not without injuries, the extent of which are unknown at this time.

Police are not certain how or why the teenager lost control of his vehicle. What we do know is that it was raining at the time of the collision.

Have you or your loved one been hurt in a serious car accident? Did you lose someone you love in a car crash caused by another driver's recklessness, unlawfulness, negligence or inattentiveness? You and your family may be able to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in civil court to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Source: The Tennessean, "Troopers identify man killed in Dickson County wreck Tuesday night," Natalie Allison, Aug. 22, 2017

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