Deadly Crash Occurs in Hamilton County
Hamilton County, TN (August 23, 2020) The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating a deadly single vehicle accident that occurred the morning of August 24th in the 7700 block of Gann Road. As a result of the accident, two people were killed. The cause of the accident or additional details about how the crash occurred are not yet known.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reports that in 2020, 17 people died as a result of car accidents that occurred in Hamilton County.
The Causes of Deadly Single Vehicle Accidents
Sometimes when single vehicle accidents occur, they are actually the result of another driver’s negligence. Some of the ways in which another driver can create conditions that lead to a single vehicle accident include:
- Drivers who veer into the opposing lane of traffic, but who fail to stop after causing another driver to swerve off road to avoid a collision
- Improperly maintained roads or road imperfections can create unsafe driving surfaces that cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles
- Improperly placed warning signs, speed limits that are too high, or not properly marking road surfaces can create deadly single vehicle accidents
- Large pieces like mufflers or wheels can fall off of other vehicles and cause single vehicle accidents when a driver later strikes these objects
Speak with a Skilled Tennessee Car Accident Attorney
If you recently lost a loved one in a Tennessee car crash, it is important to realize that you might be able to obtain compensation for things like lost wages and burial expenses. If you need help holding the responsible party accountable, do not hesitate to contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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