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Trucking accidents: Collision involving semi injures 2, kills 1

Every motor vehicle accident has the potential to pose a threat to the health of a person, regardless of the types of vehicles involved. However, with the inherent increase in size and weight of vehicles such as a tractor-trailer, trucking accidents run a greater risk of ending in catastrophe. A recent collision involving a big rig in Tennessee has reportedly left two individuals with injuries and claimed the life of another.

According to authorities, the incident took place just before 11 a.m. on a recent Saturday. While attempting to slow down, the driver of a semitrailer asserts that the truck's brakes malfunctioned and that he attempted to maneuver into a nearby ditch. However, due to the speed at which the truck was moving, he was unable to bring it to a halt, and the rig reportedly sideswiped two nearby vehicles before veering into an oncoming lane and striking another head-on.

The individuals in the first two vehicles were treated at the scene and released. Unfortunately, two passengers in the third vehicle required additional treatment at a medical facility, and the driver was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. Authorities have advised that the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and that weather conditions may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

Trucking accidents frequently prove fatal, and those who lose someone close under similar circumstances may wish to hold the responsible party accountable through the civil justice system. However, a similar process can be stressful and intimidating, potentially prompting a need to seek guidance from an experienced attorney. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Tennessee in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a claim against the party deemed at fault.

Source:, "Runaway truck on Lookout Mountain kills motorist", David Schreindl, Feb. 20, 2018

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