A Somerville man and a Bolivar woman were killed in a two-car collision that injured two other people on January 25 in Fayette County, according to the accident report released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). The accident occurred when a southbound pickup truck entered the northbound lane of Tennessee 18, striking a car traveling in the opposite direction. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Tennessee caused by another person’s negligence, contact our qualified attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the allegedly negligent driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills.
Negligence a Possible Factor in Fatal Accident
The fatal car accident in Tennessee was reported around 11:30pm on Tennessee 18, at the intersection of Gatlin Drive near Moscow. According to the police report, Jeffrey S. McClure, 44, was traveling south on Tennessee 18 in a Chevrolet pickup truck when his truck crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a Ford Mustang. McClure and the driver of the Mustang, 47-year-old Martha Woods, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in McClure’s truck, 39-year-old Stacy Willaford, and a passenger in Woods’ car, 53-year-old Francis Joy, suffered injuries in the two-car accident.
Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities
Car accidents are a common cause of devastating injuries and tragic loss of life in Tennessee and around the world. In fact, every year, approximately 1.3 million people are killed and more than 50 million people are injured in car accidents worldwide. And, although there are a variety of ways in which an auto accident can occur, statistics show that human error or negligence accounts for 90% of all traffic accidents. Negligence may be proven in an accident in which a motorist was practicing an unsafe driving behavior, such as drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving or drowsy driving, leading up to the accident.
Contact Our Experienced Lawyers for Help
In Tennessee alone, a total of 875,545 people were involved in automobile accidents between 2003 and 2007, leading to more than 5,000 fatalities and 48,000 injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident in TN, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Here at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the state, and will work hard to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your losses. With the help of our knowledgeable lawyers, you can file a claim against the person or party found at-fault in the accident and protect yourself and your family from further harm.