Some occupations demand lots of time on the road. Sometimes this comes in the form of a long commute, while other times it may be part of a job's duties. Whenever someone spends large amounts of time on the road, that person is at greater risk of being involved in a car accident. Car accidents occur with shocking regularity in the United States. The chances of being involved in such a crash are unfortunately high. Tragically, some do not survive such accidents, leaving loved ones devastated.
A police officer from the Nashville Police Department sadly did not survive a recent car accident. According to reports, the 25-year-old police officer was helping to redirect traffic away from a previous wreck when he was struck. A motorhome driven by a 71-year-old man struck the police officer, inflicting him with fatal injuries. The driver of the motorhome claimed that he was unable to merge into the other lane, thus resulting in his vehicle striking the officer.
The police chief then met with fellow officers to break the tragic news. He claimed that the man had been serving with the force for only a little longer than a year. The Nashville mayor also issued a statement, saying that the tragic loss affects the entire city.
The loss of loved ones following car accidents is undeniably tragic. Sometimes, the families of victims are left with sudden and unexpected trauma. While dealing with this trauma, the families of victims are often also forced to shoulder a plethora of expenses resulting from medical bills and other accident costs. Pursuing legal action may allow the families of victims to obtain compensation that can help alleviate some of these financial burdens.
Source: News Channel 5, "Metro Officer Killed on I-65 While Assisting TDOT Truck," May 11, 2014