A 22-year-old man died on May 12 from injuries that he suffered in a recent head-on collision, according to authorities. The incident occurred on May 6 at approximately 8:50 p.m. in Mt. Juliet near the Little League fields. The man reportedly lost control of his Chevrolet pickup as he drove eastbound on the road. He struck a westbound Ford Explorer head-on, and the Ford was then rear-ended by a Mazda M3.
The 22-year-old was transported by helicopter to an area medical center while a 49-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, the driver and passenger of the Explorer, were transported by ambulance. Both the man and woman were reported to be in critical condition.
According to a witness, the pickup fishtailed before it struck the Explorer. In early reports, officials noted that the pickup driver failed to maintain the proper lane. A nearly two-hour road closure followed the incident as accident reconstructionists for the police department investigated the scene. Reports did not indicate any injuries suffered by the driver of the Mazda. Additional information about the individuals in critical condition was not provided.
The car accident victims in this case may face a difficult path to recovery because of the severity of their injuries. In addition to dealing with medical costs and lost work time, they may also face further expenses if they need rehabilitative treatment. While the responsible driver has died, the victims may consider a personal injury claim against the man's estate. They may find it helpful to speak with an attorney who could be able to negotiate with insurance representatives in order to determine a reasonable settlement amount.
Source: News Channel 5, "Driver Dies Following Head-On Crash In Mt. Juliet", May 13, 2014