Many innocent victims are killed on Tennessee roads when involved in accidents with drunk drivers. When one chooses to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, everyone else in or near the roadway is at risk. Tragically, a recent crash involving an alleged drunk driver killed a woman and now her family is mourning a life taken too soon.
The crash happened in Nashville at the intersection of Brick Church Pike and Trinity Lane. A 48-year-old woman was driving through the intersection on a Saturday morning. As she turned left onto Trinity Lane, her vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a pickup that was heading southbound on Brick Church Pike. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, but she sadly succumbed to her injuries. Authorities at the scene of the crash say that the male driver of the pickup truck appeared impaired at the time of the accident. The 44-year-old man apparently failed several field sobriety tests and was later charged with driving under the influence, along with other charges.
Victims’ families have rights
Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, especially when the driver deemed at fault is charged with DUI, can leave a family completely devastated. Once the initial shock wears off, families often have significant financial hardships related to the accident. Tennessee families who lose a loved one in a motor vehicle accident should be aware of their legal rights to pursue a civil lawsuit against the driver believed responsible. Seeking advice from a personal injury attorney can help a family get answers to their legal questions.