There has been another erratic driver on Nashville roadways causing accidents and injuring motorists, but this time one of the injured was a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper. If you are involved in a car accident, you may be wondering how you will afford medical payments for your catastrophic injuries. With the high cost of medical care and the serious nature of your injuries, you may accrue considerable medical debt, but it shouldn't be your responsibility to pay it. When you are injured in a car accident, you should be able to hold the person responsible for the accident liable for all of your medical costs. In order to ensure that your rights and interests are accurately represented, however, it is important to work closely with an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer.
In this recent accident, a 55-year-old motorist was driving unpredictably on Interstate 40 in Nashville when he changed lanes without much warning. Instead of ensuring that the lane was empty, the driver moved into an occupied lane, hitting a 60-year-old driver.
The 60 year old and his Ford F-150 were forced into the guardrail, but he soon was knocked back into traffic. The truck soon collided with a Tennessee Highway Patrol vehicle. After the accident, the trooper was trapped in his patrol car. Luckily, however, emergency responders were able to pull him from the car.
While the trooper was injured in the accident and taken to a nearby hospital, he was released the same day. It is unclear what types of injuries he sustained and how long it will take until he is fully recovered. The driver of the pickup truck was also injured in the accident, but there have been no reports on his condition or what his injuries are.