To safely operate a motor vehicle, Tennessee drivers must always stay focused and attentive. Remaining vigilant is extremely important for drivers of large commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks. These massive vehicles can cause catastrophic damage in an accident.
Recently in Knoxville, a woman was killed in a multi-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck. The incident happened during the morning hours in the northbound lanes of Alcoa Highway near Cherokee Trail. According to reports from the Knoxville Police Department, a sedan was traveling south when the driver of a southbound semi-truck attempted to switch lanes and hit the sedan.
Reports said the impact caused the sedan to spin across the median and into the northbound lanes where it was hit by a northbound SUV. Authorities said the driver of the sedan was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.
Options for legal recourse
It is impossible to predict when a deadly accident will happen. Any person who has lost a dear loved one in a tragic accident knows this experience is one of the most painful and gut-wrenching things to go through. The surviving loved ones of the woman who was killed in this Tennessee accident have options available that could help them in the aftermath of this tragedy. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can guide surviving family members through the process of filing a wrongful death claim to pursue the monetary damages they rightfully deserve.