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Officials report injury accident involved a tractor

On Oct. 27, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a Washington County traffic accident involving a tractor resulted in the hospitalization of one of the drivers. The incident reportedly took place on Old State Route 34 in Jonesborough.

According to the THP, a tractor hauling a load of hay collided with a 1992 Buick at approximately 2 p.m., when the tractor driver attempted to pull out of a field onto the roadway. The driver of the tractor, a 27-year-old man, did not suffer any injuries in the wreck, but the 76-year-old driver of the Buick did, officials reported. The Buick driver received aerial transport to a hospital with injuries that officials described as serious.

As this particular case demonstrates, traffic accidents may have harmful consequences. Even collisions that occur at low speeds can generate enough force to inflict severe injuries upon the motorists involved. For example, motorists in accidents may suffer back pain, broken bones, internal organ damage or even a traumatic brain injury, all of which can potentially require costly long-term medical treatment and substantial time off from work. In this way, the financial damage associated with accident-related injuries may be tantamount to the physical damage.

However, accident victims may seek civil remedies in many cases. That is why they often consult with a personal injury lawyer in the wake of the incident. If the accident investigation conducted by either law enforcement of an independent firm were to yield substantial evidence that negligent driving led to the crash, then the injured party may seek to hold the negligent party liable for the incident in civil court. In this way, accident victims may potentially recover the pecuniary losses they suffered in relation to their catastrophic injuries.

Source: WJHL, “Names released in crash involving car, tractor carrying hay”, October 27, 2014

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