The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported a three-vehicle accident on the west side of Knoxville, which caused two fatalities and sent a third person to the hospital on Dec. 9. The police were alerted that the collision occurred around 7 p.m.
They responded to the scene of the accident in Roane County at the point where Eagle Furnace Road crosses Highway 27. According to sources, the Rockwood woman had been driving a Buick Riviera south when she ran into a northbound station wagon head-on. The accident pushed the station wagon into a third car.
The 64-year-old woman was killed in the impact, and she was declared dead at the scene by emergency responders. A 20-year-old passenger in the station wagon was also killed. The woman driving that vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries, and she was hospitalized. The person driving the third vehicle was uninjured.
Tennessee residents who have suffered injuries in a car accident may choose to seek the advice of an attorney. He or she could represent them as they file a civil suit requesting compensation for the damages incurred from the party responsible for the accident. In addition, the family of any person who has been killed as a result of a crash could file suit as well. They may seek redress for the expenses associated with arranging a funeral, the loss of economic support that the family would otherwise have received and the loss of the decedent's companionship that they had previously enjoyed. Compensation could be awarded in court or through negotiations with insurance companies.
Source: WATE, "Spring City Resident Among 2 Killed In Roane County Crash", December 10, 2014