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Criminal charges pending in fatal Tennessee crash

The National Transportation Safety Board considers head-on collisions among the most serious car accident types. These collisions usually occur because a motorist crosses over into the opposing lane or is driving for some time in a lane going the opposite way. When a head-on collision occurs in Knox County, it is usually fatal, leaving family members with many unanswered questions.

Criminal charges are pending against a man who caused a fatal head-on crash in Houston County. Investigators are still trying to piece together the factors that led to the collision, but it is known that the driver crossed the double yellow line into the opposite traffic. The man’s truck flipped over after hitting a car going the other way.

Inside the car was an infant and the infant’s parents, none of whom survived the car accident. It is unknown whether the deaths occurred when their car veered off the road to the right, or during the initial impact. There was no mention of drugs or alcohol as factors in the crash, and it is unknown whether the man was speeding or driving recklessly. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The sudden loss of a family member can be devastating. In addition to the emotional pain and suffering, families are left facing unexpected medical costs and funeral and burial expenses. This can place them in financial distress but the law also gives the right to seek financial justice against the negligent driver for the wrongful death. As such, they may find it helpful to meet with an injury attorney to discuss their options.

Source: WKRN, “Young couple, newborn killed in head-on crash in Houston County identified,” Oct. 13, 2015

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