Regardless of the type of vehicle in which people travel, they can be crash victims at any time and on any roadway. Car accidents occur every day, and sometimes, they even involve all-terrain vehicles. Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating one such an accident that sent two people to the hospital.

An accident report indicates that a crash in Bridgeport was reported at about 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Emergency crews and THP troopers arrived at the scene to find that the single vehicle that was involved in the crash was an ATV. The driver, a 63-year-old Newport woman, and her 56-year-old passenger from Nashville both suffered critical injuries.

Troopers say the ATV traveled off the roadway when the driver lost control. However, they say the woman managed to get the vehicle back onto the road but then failed to maintain control. The ATV flipped over and slid several feet before it came to a halt. Reportedly, the forceful impact with the asphalt caused severe injuries, and while the woman was transported to a hospital by road, her passenger had to be airlifted. Both were admitted to the trauma unit.

Injured victims of crashes — either car accidents or those involving other vehicles — could pursue recovery of damages if the negligence of another party caused their injuries. This applies even if the injured victim was a passenger in or on the negligent party’s vehicle. An experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney can assist with the filing of the claim in the civil court and the navigation of the legal process to recover financial and emotional damages.