On March 27, a car accident that occurred in Tennessee left one person dead and three others with injuries. Authorities reported that the crash took place near the Highland on-ramp on Sam Cooper at approximately 2:30 p.m.

A witness who saw the crash scene stated that two of the vehicles were turned sideways in the eastbound lanes. One of the vehicles appeared to have caught fire at some point. Authorities were not clear on how the crash happened, though it was believed that a 2004 Saturn Vue was heading west when it collided with another vehicle. It appeared that the second vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, traveled through the median and entered traffic that was heading east. The Elantra collided with a 2014 Nissan Rogue, which was then struck by a GMC.

The 67-year-old driver of the Saturn reportedly died at the scene of the accident. The three other individuals, all females aged 25, 27 and 30, who were involved in the incident were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that were considered to be not serious.

A car accident can result in serious injuries for anyone who becomes involved. If it was determined that an injured person did not cause the crash, a personal injury attorney may assist the person with filing a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages, such as medical bill, against the driver who was found to be liable. This lawsuit can potentially be filed even if the liable driver did not survive the crash.

Source: WREG, “One killed in crash on Sam Cooper near Highland,” Ashley Crockett and Jessica Gertler, March 27, 2015

Source: WMC Action News 5, “Victim in fatal crash at Sam Cooper & Graham identified,” March 27, 2015