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Multivehicle accident in Blount County results in death of 1

A car accident can leave you feeling confused and frustrated. In addition to finding repairs for your vehicle or a new car altogether, you may need to pay large medical bills or seek physical therapy for a long-term accident injury. You must also work with your insurance provider to handle claims, which can create a new set of frustrations. Fortunately, there are some options available to you to ensure you obtain the best outcome for your situation. Taking steps to learn about your options and Tennessee laws regarding car accidents can help you make the right choices in your case.

In Blount County, two people were injured and another killed in a three-car accident. The accident occurred on U.S. 411 South. According to the initial report, a man was driving his Nissan Altima north along the road and entered a continuous turn lane in order to pass other vehicles. While moving at high speeds, the driver lost control of his vehicle, veered into southbound traffic and collided with another vehicle, which contained one female driver. After the initial collision, the man's car spun into another oncoming vehicle. The second vehicle was carrying a man and a woman.

The male driver responsible for the collision was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle during the accident. He was taken by aircraft to receive medical attention. The female driver of the first vehicle hit also required medical attention, and she was brought to Blount Memorial Hospital. The man and woman in the third vehicle were taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center, where the woman, who was driving the car, was pronounced dead.

The accident serves as an example of how quickly innocent drivers can become involved in a serious accident on the road. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver, it is important for you to pursue compensation to help you pay for damages to your vehicle, medical bills and pain and suffering. 

Source: The Daily Times, “Tellico Plains woman killed in crash on U.S. 411,” Iva Butler and J.J. Kindred, May 12, 2014

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