All it takes is one driver to make a bad judgment call to risk the lives of other innocent people who also happen to be out on the roadways. Recently, this appears to be the case in one Tennessee accident that involved six vehicles and left one person dead and three others needing to be airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.
The accident happened on April 1 around 5:30 p.m. on Route 51. At the time, the 43-year-old driver of a truck traveling northbound went to pass a van. However, when the truck went to pass, a group of four motorcycles was approaching in the southbound lane. Seeing this, the driver of the truck did attempt to get back in his lane, but his truck ended up hitting the van.
This impact caused the truck to spin out of control and strike one of the motorcycles. From there, other motorcyclists who were also in the group attempted to get out of harm's way, which led to all three of those motorcyclists crashing onto the pavement.
After spinning out of control, the truck also ended up leaving the highway and overturning.
The 56-year-old passenger of one of the motorcycles was killed in the crash, and five others required medical attention. Of those needing to go to the hospital, three were airlifted, including a teenager who was a passenger in the truck.
Afterwards, the 43-year-old truck driver was arrested for a number of alleged offenses, including drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision and improperly changing lanes.