A part-time musician faces extensive rehabilitation after being seriously hurt in a deadly collision in Tennessee on Jan. 10. At press time, the man was undergoing treatment for his injuries at Skyline Medical Center in the neurological intensive care unit. News sources say that the injured man was traveling in a fellow musician’s Corvette when it was hit by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 65. The driver of the Corvette lost his life in the crash.
The incident happened near Old Hickory Boulevard at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Reports indicate that the 38-year-old woman who allegedly caused the fatal car accident is expected to be charged with vehicular assault and vehicular homicide by intoxication upon her release from the hospital where she is also undergoing treatment for serious injuries.
Few details about the accident are available. According to news sources, authorities received a number of emergency calls from drivers who spotted the wrong-way driver prior to the incident. However, police were not able to stop the alleged drunk driver in time to prevent the collision.
When a person is catastrophically injured in an accident, mounting medical bills and lost wages may represent only a fraction of the total loss that the individual might suffer. Knoxville residents facing such circumstances may find it beneficial to ask a personal injury attorney for help. An attorney may be able to determine the true value of a claim as well as negotiate a favorable settlement for clients outside of the courtroom. The attorney could also establish liability of all negligent parties in a claim.
Source: WATE, “Family of fatal wrong-way I-65 crash survivor asks for prayers,” Joseph Pleasant, Jan. 12, 2015