Every time that someone in Knoxville gets into a car, that person puts his or her life at risk. Some of these risks may come from other drivers on the road who are distracted, driving under the influence, speeding or operating their vehicle in a restless manner. Some dangers can come from mechanical sources such as defective parts or fleet vehicles that have not been properly maintained. Still other risks might come from the driver who the person is riding with.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fatal car crash in Knoxville recently. Apparently, a truck was approaching an intersection on John Sevier Highway when a car ran a red light. The truck was unable to stop and hit the car. Law enforcement officers suspect that alcohol or drugs may be involved and the driver of the car was administered a blood test for determination.

Two people in the truck and two people in the car were sent to a nearby hospital. The passenger of the car, a 38-year-old woman, died as a result of the injuries she sustained. It is unknown what types of injuries the driver and passenger of the truck, which flipped and landed on the driver’s side, suffered from the crash.

The death of a family member is difficult to bear and it can be especially hard if the death was due to the negligent act of another person or company. Surviving families must deal not only with the grief caused by the loss, but with the expenses associated with the burial, funeral and emergency treatment. Therefore, talking to an injury attorney may provide some amount of reassurance.

Source: WBIR, “Woman dies in two-vehicle accident in South Knoxville,” Dec. 3, 2015