5 People Rescued from Water-Submerged Truck in Dekalb County
DeKalb County, TN (March 1, 2021) Five people including four adults and an infant were safely rescued from a partially-submerged truck on Preston-Vickers Road in DeKalb County. Shortly after 1 in the afternoon, the DeKalb County Fire Department and Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad were dispatched to the scene where the vehicle had slid from a water-covered bridge and into the water. Additional details about the accident including what caused the vehicle to leave the road are still pending.
Between 1,200 to 1,500 vehicles are believed to end up in the water each year in the United States. While being involved in an accident in which a vehicle is submerged in the water can be a scary event, there are some important pieces of advice that you should remember to follow. The most important piece of advice is to remain calm and to exit the vehicle as quickly as possible. If at all possible, drivers and passengers should attempt to escape the vehicle in the amount of time in which a vehicle floats and before the vehicle’s weight pulls it under water. If you need to escape a vehicle while it is under water, remember that pressure on the doors and windows from outside water can make them very difficult if not impossible to open.
Contact a Knowledgeable Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, killed, or left to face property damage after a single-vehicle crash and someone else is responsible for causing the accident, you should not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact Fox Willis Burnette PLLC today and during a free case evaluation an attorney at our law firm can discuss your available options to pursue compensation.
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