A 30-year-old woman has been arrested near Kingston after reportedly causing a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 58. The Tennessee Highway Patrol states that she was driving under the influence of alcohol and has charged her with DUI. After the car accident, both she and a 44-year-old male driver who was seriously injured were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

According to WBIR News, the woman was driving along the highway when she crashed her vehicle into two others and then collided head-on with a Toyota Camry. Her vehicle sped off the highway and flipped upside down before stopping in a nearby yard. In addition to DUI, she has been charged with driving under a suspended license and reckless endangerment.

Sadly, the injured victim’s predicament is far from uncommon. Thousands of motorists are injured by negligent drivers every year, often experiencing deep physical and emotional suffering as a result. When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, the consequences can be devastating and long-term. Extended hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitative therapy are prohibitively expensive for many families, and some people simply cannot afford the lost wages and income such circumstances oblige. If the injury is serious enough, the victim may not be able to return to work at all.

In addition to the criminal charges against her, the woman in this case may also be exposed to a civil claim by the victim and his family. In order to determine full culpability, it is often necessary to thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident. Experienced car accident attorneys can interview any available witnesses and inspect the damage to all involve vehicles to corroborate their testimonies with physical evidence. Furthermore, an attorney can review the individual circumstances of all injured parties to help ensure the equitable distribution of any financial compensation to which they may be entitled.

Source: wbir.com, “Roane Co. four-car crash sends man to hospital“, June 03, 2013