A Toone car accident left a family in mourning after one individual was killed and two others were injured on Oct. 21. The Hardeman County car accident involved five vehicles.

According to the police report, the accident occurred on State Highway 18 at about 8:12 a.m. when a northbound vehicle traveled into the southbound lane. The vehicle that was occupied by the deceased was hit in the front on the right-hand side. The impact of the collision caused that vehicle to move backwards off of the west edge of the road and overturn onto its left side.

The man in the overturned vehicle was a former Bolivar High School basketball player and Jackson State Community College athlete. Two other individuals suffered injuries in the accident, but the status of those individuals was not reported. Police were still investigating the accident at the time of the report, but they did not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a part in the accident.

The families of victims who die in auto accidents may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. One of the requirements to successfully pursue this cause of action is to show that another person’s negligence caused the accident. A person may act in a negligent manner when he or she acts in a manner that is different than a reasonably prudent person. For example, the driver may be texting while driving, drinking and driving or not paying attention to the roadway, causing him or her to cross into another lane of traffic.

Source: WBBJ, “One Killed in Early Morning Toone Crash“, Krystyna Biassou, October 21, 2013