A Tennessee man has died following a head-on car accident in Chuckey. According to the state police, the crash took place on Highway 107 near Clark's Creek at around 7:40 a.m. on Jan. 9.
The police believe that the accident occurred when a Honda Accord driven by 42-year-old man who lived near the area was hit by a Chevy S-10 driven by a 43-year-old man from Unicoi. According to the reports of eyewitnesses, the Accord had been driving in a reckless manner before the accident. They alleged that the Accord had been moving violently from side to side in the road and attempting to pass vehicles traveling in the same direction. They further alleged that the Accord went into the path of the Chevy, which had been approaching from the opposite direction, and that both vehicles maneuvered to avoid hitting each other. This resulted in a head-on collision.
The man in the Accord was killed in the impact. An emergency medical crew from Washington County pronounced him dead at the scene of the accident. The man driving the S-10 was transported to Johnson City Medical Center for medical assistance. The police reported no other people involved in the accident, and no charges had yet been filed against either party.
The family of any individual who passed away as a result of injuries they received in an automobile accident may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to recover some of the damages that were sustained by their loved one. They may decide to ask for a lawyer's assistance as they lay the groundwork for their civil suit.
Source: WJHL, "Man dies in Friday morning crash in Chuckey, TN", Jan. 9, 2015