A 20-year-old Tennessee woman was rushed to a medical facility in Newport after a two-vehicle crash on Cosby Highway on a recent Tuesday morning. Reportedly, police officers responded at approximately 8:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a car accident. The crash occurred in an intersection in Newport.
According to a crash report, officers arrived at the scene to find two vehicles that had collided. A witness told an officer that one vehicle entered the turn lane and smashed into a car that was waiting to turn. The same information was later obtained from the driver who was hospitalized.
Authorities say the woman was stopped, waiting to turn, when a 79-year-old male driver in another vehicle veered into the turn lane, striking the stationary car head-on. No mention was made of injuries to the second driver, who reportedly claimed that he could not remember what had happened except that he was heading home. The severity of the woman's injuries is unknown.
Any victim of a car accident that resulted from another driver's negligence may pursue financial relief to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and emotional damages. Navigating a personal injury lawsuit in a Tennessee civil court can be complicated. For this reason, many injured victims seek the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer can assist with the challenging task of establishing negligence, which is the basis for civil lawsuits. Once the requirements are met, the lawyer can navigate the ensuing legal proceedings on behalf of the plaintiff.