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Wrong-way driver blamed for deadly head-on collision

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

No driver truly expects to see another vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on the roadway. When two vehicles that are heading in opposite directions smash into each other, the results can be catastrophic. Although head-on collisions make up a small percentage of the total number of motor vehicle accidents in Tennessee, the likelihood of death for those involved is substantially higher than other types of crashes. 

Crash details 

Recently in Nashville, a driver was killed after being involved in a head-on collision. The crash happened during the early morning hours in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65, just before the exits for Dickerson Pike and Briley Parkway. Apparently, the driver of an SUV began traveling south in the northbound lanes. According to accident reports, the SUV slammed head-on into a sedan that was headed north.  

Authorities said the driver of the sedan suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a local medical center. Tragically, she died a short time later at the hospital. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV was also injured in the crash. Nashville police said charges are pending in the aftermath of the accident.  

Legal recourse 

One of the difficult things to endure is losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person. The surviving family members of the Tennessee driver who was killed in this head-on collision have the option of meeting with a legal professional about filing a wrongful death claim against the driver who appeared to be negligent. If the claim is successful, the plaintiffs may receive substantial and much-needed compensation to help pay end-of-life expenses.