Cumberland County Sees Fourth Pedestrian Accident in a Little Over a Month
Cumberland County, TN (August 21, 2020) For the fourth time in slightly over a month, an accident occurred in Cumberland County in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. This accident occurred on August 21st on the 1,000 block of Lake Tansi’s Natchez Trace. Law enforcement reports that during a domestic dispute, a woman struck a man with a Dodge Dart and then left the scene. Despite bleeding from his arms and legs, the victim refused medical treatment at first. Law enforcement later stopped the woman at the corner of Highway 70 East and Peavine Road. The woman was then taken to the Cumberland County jail. Additional details about the accident are still pending.
Other Recent Pedestrian Accidents in Cumberland County
The other accidents that occurred in Cumberland County involving pedestrians who were struck by vehicles include:
- On July 14, 2020, a 60-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Natchez Trace in Lake Tansi
- On August 5th, a 52-year-old pedestrians was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 40 at the 327 mile marker
- On August 8th, a 46-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at 4th street in Crossville
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle collisions that occurred throughout the country. An additional 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for injuries due to vehicle collisions in 2017.
Speak with a Knowledgeable Pedestrian Accident Attorney
When pedestrian accidents occur, pedestrians are often left facing serious injuries because they often have little protection from injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident and someone else was responsible, do not hesitate to contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette today.
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