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Tennessee head-on collision kills 1, seriously injures another

Authorities report that a head-on collision in Kingsport during the evening hours of June 13 left one individual dead and another seriously injured. A rescue crew transported the seriously injured individual by ambulance to Holston Valley Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.

According to a representative from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred when a motorcycle and a car hit head-on at the intersection of Reservoir Road and Long Hollow Road. In an effort to determine exactly how the accident occurred, it is under investigation by the Sullivan County Fatal Incident Reconstruction and Support Team.

The two occupants of the car suffered no injuries, but the motorcycle's passenger was injured. Investigators say that the motorcycle driver was rounding a curve at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the bike. This is apparently why the bike crossed into another lane and hit the car.

After a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a car as this one did, constructing a clear picture of liability may prove to be a complex undertaking. By using the results of the investigation along with any traffic camera footage and eyewitness testimony, an attorney representing anyone seriously injured in an accident might pinpoint the liable parties in order to file a personal injury claim.

A driver could be deemed liable if it can be proven that he or she would have been able to take evasive action if they had not been negligent in some way. Factors such as passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone, talking on a cellphone, using a cellphone to text while driving or excessive speeding could all be considered negligent behavior.

Source: WATE, "One dead, one hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Kingsport," Aniseh Hamour, June 14, 2014

Source: Time News, "One killed, one seriously hurt when motorcycle, car collide Read more: One killed, one seriously hurt when motorcycle, car collide", Wes Bunch, June 13, 2014

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