Car Crash Reported on Gallaher Road
Roane County, TN (February 9, 2021) A recent single vehicle crash in Roane County resulted in charges against the driver. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the driver of a Nissan Altima was traveling south on the 1,200 block of Gallaher Road when her vehicle exited the road and collided with a utility pole. The driver was fortunately restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured. The report provided by law enforcement states that the driver was operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license and also failed to exercise due care and violated the state’s financial responsibility law by not having proof of insurance.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that trees are the most commonly struck object on the road. 48 percent of motor vehicle crashes with fixed objects in 2018 involved vehicles that struck trees. Utility poles and traffic barriers were the second most commonly struck object. When a motorist strikes a utility pole, the additional danger lingers that the wire might remain charged. As a result, motorists who strike utility poles should understand that sometimes it is safer to remain inside the vehicle.
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