Driver Injured in Cumberland County Accident
Cumberland County, TN (September 8, 2020) A single vehicle accident occurred on the afternoon of September 8th close to Clear Creek Road and left the driver injured. Law enforcement states that the driver experienced a medical condition while operating a Hyundai Sonata. Due to the sudden onset of the medical condition, the driver lost control of her vehicle, which then left the road and rolled over. As a result of the accident, the driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries.
While there are many medical conditions that can result in sudden car crashes, a report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 84% of these accidents involved blackouts, seizures, or diabetic reactions.
How to Avoid Sudden Medical Emergency Accidents
If you notice another motor vehicle approaching yours in a head-on direct, remember there are some critical steps that you can take to avoid colliding with an out of control vehicle. This includes:
- Slow down if you notice another vehicle headed towards you in a reckless or erratic manner
- Sound your horn and switch your lights, in the hopes that this catches the other driver’s attention
- Look for a shoulder of road or if necessary, a ditch. Even though it might seem undesirable, a ditch is preferable to a collision.
Speak with a Knowledgeable Crash Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another driver’s sudden medical emergency, remember you have the right to pursue compensation. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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