According to their spokesperson, the Tennessee State Police responded to a multi-vehicle accident in Roane County on Dec. 9. They reported two fatalities and one injury. The deceased included a 64-year-old woman from Rockwood and a 20-year-old man from Spring City.
The automobile accident that claimed the lives of these two people happened at the corner of Highway 27 and Eagle Furnace Road. The police believe that the Rockwood woman was driving south when the Buick Riviera she was driving went over into the path of oncoming traffic. No reason was reported as to why she may have strayed from her lane, but she ran into a northbound station-wagon head-on and caused a chain-reaction collision that involved a third vehicle.
The 20-year-old, a passenger in the station wagon, was killed in the crash, and the woman driving the station wagon suffered injuries. The person behind the wheel of the third vehicle was not hurt.
The death of a loved one can leave their family bereft in more ways than one. In addition to the pain and suffering that they feel due to the demise of their kin, the financial hardships that a grieving family must undergo are very real. If the family member died due to the recklessness or distraction of another, then the family may pursue legal action against the responsible person or entity and seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. An attorney may be able to help retrieve compensation for burial expenses and intangible damages like the loss of companionship. The family may also ask for compensation for the economic contributions that their loved one would have provided, including a reasonable projection of what their future earnings might have been.
Source: WATE, "Spring City Resident Among 2 Killed In Roane County Crash", December 10, 2014