The last thing someone expects to be awoken to in the middle of the night is a vehicle crashing into his or her home.
In a bizarre and tragic truck accident, a tractor-trailer hauling pumpkins crashed into a Donelson home on October 8, killing a woman who was sleeping in her bed.
According to the Tennessean, the accident occurred near the edges of McGavock Pike at around 3:30 a.m. The newspaper reported that the truck was hauling about 40,000 pounds in pumpkins at the time of the crash.
The truck reportedly crossed a two-lane roadway before crashing into the house near the intersection of Kimberly Drive. Carol Boo, 66, was reportedly sleeping at the time of the accident in her bedroom and killed upon impact. Her husband, who was in another room, was uninjured, as was their son.
“The collision caused devastating damage to the home,” Metro police representative Don Aaron told the Tennessean. “The home’s totaled.”
The truck’s driver, 34-year-old Leonard Wilson of Nashville, allegedly told authorities that the truck began to wobble while he was driving and that he lost control of the vehicle. He has not been charged with a crime, as the accident remains under investigation.
Officials reportedly took blood samples at the scene of the accident.
Remember, if you lose a loved one in a truck accident caused by negligence, you could seek damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Cases like this involving vehicles crashing into homes are uncommon, but when they do occur, they are often the result of speeding and/or reckless driving, alcohol impairment and medical emergencies.
Additionally, because this case involved a truck, it is possible that defective parts, drowsy driving and/or overloading could have played a role in the crash.
Remember, you can seek the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Call us today, or leave us a message on Facebook.
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Davis’ Words of Wisdom: An estimated 66 percent of truck accidents occur in rural areas.