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One Year Later, Tennessee High Student Fondly Remembers His Friend Killed in Tragic Car Accident

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Ian Addison and Austin Arnold were known around Tennessee High School as two best friends who were always attached at the hip. Addison remembers all the little things that made Arnold a unique character ever since they met in 2007. The Bristol Herald Courier reported that Addison recalled a time in which Arnold randomly wanted to take a picture with a stranger while they were eating at a local restaurant. “That’s Austin,” Addison chuckled. “I’m just the one who kind of laughed at him.”

Sadly, Addison has a hard time remembering all the events that occurred on January 13, 2012. Addison and Arnold were traveling together on Big Springs Road in Sullivan County when their vehicle hit a patch of ice. Unfortunately, the fatal car accident killed Arnold, and left Addison with a concussion and other head injuries that hospitalized him for 10 days. Now that he has recovered, he is able to do the things that he once loved like playing soccer. However, he will always remember the friend he lost that night.

Nothing can replace the loss friends and family feel when someone they love is killed in a car crash. When a car accident is caused by the negligence of another driver, victims and their families may be entitled to hold the other party liable for their mistakes as well as seek damages. If a car or truck accident has caused you or someone you love a serious injury, like a traumatic brain injury (TBI), talk with our Nashville car accident lawyer about your ability to gain financial compensation. Call (615) 866-3938 today.

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18

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