Crash Occurs on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County
Cumberland County, TN (December 20, 2020) A tractor-trailer crash occurred on December 20th at the 321.8 mile marker westbound. As a result of the crash, traffic was temporarily backed up and the Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working to have the tractor-trailer towed. Motorists are advised to exercise caution while passing through the area. Additional details about the crash including whether anyone was injured or killed and what caused the crash remain uncertain.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that the greatest number of tractor-trailer crashes occur between noon to 3 in the afternoon. Conversely, the lowest number of tractor-trailer crashes occur between 9 p.m. to midnight. Tuesday is the day of the week when the most large truck accidents occur, while Sunday is the day of the week that sees the least large truck crashes. One of the most helpful strategies that passenger vehicle drivers should follow to avoid ending up in tractor-trailer accidents is to avoid entering the vehicle’s blind spots, which are substantially larger than those associated with smaller vehicles.
Speak with an Experienced Accident Attorney
Tractor-trailers play an important role in transporting goods through Tennessee, but when accidents occur the results are often devastating due to the substantial size and weight of these vehicles. If you or a loved one has been involved in a tractor-trailer crash and someone else was responsible for causing the crash, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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