Car and truck accidents in which a driver fails to yield are amongst the most common. These types of car accidents often result in those drivers and passengers involved sustaining injuries that may require hospitalization. In some cases, individuals involved in these types of car accidents may sustain serious injuries that result in death.
A two-car accident on one Tennessee highway recently resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman. The accident occurred when a 28-year-old driver who was traveling southbound encountered a 55-year-old driver traveling northbound. The 28-year-old attempted to make a left turn onto another road, but failed to yield to the 55-year-old driver's vehicle.
The 28-year-old crashed his car into the 55-year-old's car causing the 55-year-old's vehicle to careen off the road and rollover. A 70-year-old female passenger in the overturned vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died.
In the wake of the car accident, the 28-year-old driver who was at fault fled the scene on foot. He later turned himself in to authorities.
In addition to the criminal charges pending against the 28-year-old driver, the family of the woman killed in the crash may chose to file a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death claim can help a family recover compensation for costs associated with the unexpected death of a loved one. Monies recovered can help a grieving family pay medical bills and funeral expenses.
Source: WATE-TV, "Sevierville woman dies from injuries in car crash, driver being charged," Oct. 27, 2012