In a rear-end car accident, the driver whose car rear-ended the other vehicle is often found to be at fault. Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between their cars and the cars in front of them. This distance should afford them adequate time to apply the brakes quickly enough to prevent an accident. When they fail to maintain this adequate distance, the results can be devastating.
A recent three-car crash in Tennessee had devastating results. According to reports, in the early afternoon a three-car accident occurred on a Tennessee road that resulted in one person dead and three more injured. In the eastbound lanes of the Tennessee road, traffic was slowed when a Toyota driven by a 35-year-old man slammed into the back of a Cadillac. The Cadillac was then propelled into a Ford sedan. As a result of the collision, the sedan drove off the right shoulder and came to rest in a ditch.
A 63-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Cadillac was killed in the crash. The driver was also injured. Both the 35-year-old man and the driver of the Ford sedan also suffered injuries. The exact nature of the injuries were not known. According to investigators, weather may have been a factor in the crash and criminal charges were pending.
The lives of victims and their families can be altered instantaneously in car accidents. In the instant that a car is rear-ended, much is created in the impact. Suddenly, victims and their families have to deal with not only the tragedy of suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries, but also the financial burden of having to shoulder medical expenses. While nothing may be done to erase this tragedy, legal action can sometimes help victims and their families obtain compensation that can help alleviate some of the financial burden.
Source: News Channel 5, "1 Killed, 3 Injured In Crash On SR 840 Near Nolensville Road," April 28, 2014