Drinking and driving don’t mix. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things anyone can do. Unfortunately, drunk driving is a problem that continues to plague Tennessee. Every year, thousands of people around the country are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Drunk driver blamed for wrong-way crash
Recently in Knoxville, a woman was seriously injured in an accident allegedly caused by an intoxicated driver. The accident happened during the overnight hours in the southbound lanes of Interstate 275 near the Woodland Avenue exit. According to reports, the driver of a sedan began traveling north in the southbound lanes and collided with a southbound vehicle.
Authorities said the driver of the southbound vehicle suffered severe injuries and was taken to a local medical center for treatment. Knoxville Police said the driver of the sedan showed several signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Reportedly, he was arrested and charged with DUI vehicular assault.
Help in the aftermath
Despite all the warnings and public awareness campaigns about the dangers of drunk driving, it seems that drivers in Tennessee are still choosing to throw caution to the wind and get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Fortunately, there is help available for any person in Tennessee who has suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one in motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence. By consulting an attorney and filing a claim, victims and families could obtain rightful and much-needed monetary compensation.