A car accident that occurred in Tennessee on May 2 left one person dead and two others injured. According to authorities, the incident took place near the intersection of 40th Avenue North and Albion Street close to Tennessee State University.

Police stated that a 37-year-old man was traveling along Clifton Avenue in a black Chevrolet Camaro at a high rate of speed when a police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop. When the man turned onto 40th Avenue North, the officer reportedly decided not to pursue the vehicle. At approximately 5:40 p.m., the Camaro collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer that he was attempting to pass. The impact caused the Camaro to leave the roadway and strike a building while the Trailblazer rolled over.

The driver of the Camaro was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. A passenger who was in the Camaro, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet SUV was also taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Authorities reported that they retrieved a handgun, cash and an unknown amount of marijuana from the Camaro and that charges may be filed once the investigation is completed.

Those who incur an accident injury after becoming involved in a crash with a reckless or careless driver may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek compensation for any losses that they sustained. This type of civil lawsuit, which often seeks the costs of medical care and treatment as well as other damages, is possible even if no criminal charges are issued to the responsible driver.

Source: WKRN, “1 killed, 2 injured in crash near TSU“, 05/04/2015