According to local authorities, a crash in the afternoon hours of June 27 in Hickman County injured six people and killed three. Some of those injured the multi-vehicle accident were children.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that the auto accident happened when the driver of a Toyota Tacoma was allegedly passed by a semi-truck that was without a trailer. When the driver of the Tacoma tried to change lanes, the left rear of the truck hit the tractor-trailer, causing it to spin and cross the median.
The semi-truck reportedly collided with a Grand Marquis before flipping and veering into a ditch. Three people in the Grand Marquis were killed, including the 22-year-old male driver, a 19-year-old female passenger and a 50-year-old female passenger. The six people who were injured included a 7-year-old in the Toyota Tacoma and a 6-year-old in the semi-truck. The accident closed traffic for over two hours. At the time of early reports, charges were pending in the case.
An injured car accident victim may have recourse after the incident occurs. There are likely to be many medical expenses that insurance does not completely cover. The results of the accident investigation may find that the accident occurred due to driver negligence.
Regardless of whether an accident involved a distracted or otherwise impaired driver, injured parties may want to seek the help of a personal injury attorney. The assistance of a legal professional may help alleviate a lot of the anxiety that victims often face when their lives are disrupted by unexpected circumstances.
Source: WKRN, “Charges pending in I-40 crash that killed 3, injured 6”, June 28, 2014