January 14, 2013
One person was killed and four others seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision that occurred this past week in Memphis, Tennessee. According to The Commercial Appeal, the accident happened at around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday along Interstate 40, near mile-marker 44 in Haywood County.
Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicate that the 21-year-old driver of a vehicle was heading east along the highway when she suddenly lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road. The car then went down a steep embankment and rolled several times before coming to rest.
The impact of the Memphis Car Accident caused all five people inside the vehicle to be ejected. The victims were all transported to local trauma centers to receive treatment to their injuries; however, one of the victims died before arriving.
Investigators are continuing to evaluate whether contributing factors such as alcohol and a lack of seat belts may have played a role in the accident. Troopers have stated already they do believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash,
The Memphis Personal Injury Lawyers with John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers that being involved in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault can pose and may be able to help if you or a loved one were injured in a collision that was believed to have been caused by another person’s negligence.