While head-on collisions can be devastating under any circumstance, those involving commercial vehicles run a greater risk of having disastrous results. Trucking accidents can be dangerous incidents that place everyone involved in danger of suffering serious injury or worse. Two individuals were killed and another suffered major injuries in a recent collision involving two trucks in Tennessee.
The accident reportedly took place at around 6:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday. Authorities say the incident occurred when a westbound tanker truck suddenly veered off the road and collided with a concrete barrier. Following the initial impact, the truck reportedly proceeded to cross into the opposite lane and strike a second truck head-on.
Both drivers reportedly died at the scene, while a passenger in the second truck was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Although an investigation is currently underway, authorities are reportedly uncertain what might have caused the driver of the first truck to lose control. Regardless of why it happens, similar incidents often have devastating outcomes that may leave a person facing a lengthy recovery period or a family grieving over a sudden loss.
Individuals who experience a loss or severe harm in trucking accidents may wish to know more about their options for legal recourse. When another party's actions cause a dangerous accident, a person could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on how best to proceed. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Tennessee in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.