The presence of impairment can affect a person's ability to drive in a variety of ways. Those who choose to operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not only endanger themselves, but they may also place the safety of others at risk. Such negligence only increases the chances that a car accident might occur, and one man is facing multiple charges after a recent crash that killed two others in Tennessee.
According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Sunday just after midnight. Law enforcement agents indicate that the man was driving his vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic when he struck a car head-on. The driver of the second car was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger in this vehicle suffered major injuries.
Authorities have also advised that a passenger in the first vehicle was also killed in the crash. The driver who caused the accident was taken to a medical facility for treatment, and he has already been charged with vehicular homicide and assault. They also say that impairment is suspected and have advised that he will likely be taken into custody upon being released from the hospital.
Being in a car accident can be a traumatic experience. Those who suffer serious harm or encounter loss due to another driver's actions may wish to exercise their right to pursue restitution, and they could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance in navigating the process. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Tennessee in pursuing the compensation entitled through a claim against the party deemed responsible.