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Driver Narrowly Avoids Injury Following Interstate 40 Crash in Putnam County


Putnam County, TN (November 22, 2020) A driver recently avoided being injured in a single vehicle crash that occurred on the afternoon of November 22nd on Interstate 40 in eastern Putnam County. Law enforcement states that the driver of a Buick Lacrosse was traveling east close to the 294 mile marker when she lost control of her vehicle, left the road, and collided with multiple trees. Fortunately, the driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Due to the accident, traffic was backed up for several hours.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that in about 9 percent of crashes, the event that led to the crash was loss of control of the vehicle.

While it’s easier said than done, if you lose control of your vehicle avoid panicking. You should also keep your hands on the wheel as well and make sure that your eyes remain open. You should then attempt to shift into neutral and steer into the skid. Remember, you don’t necessarily have to stop the vehicle. Instead, you simply have to slow down the vehicle.

Contact a Tennessee Accident Attorney                 

If you or a loved one is injured in a Tennessee car crash, one of the best things that you can do is to immediately speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. At Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette, we understand the complications most often faced by car crash victims and remain committed to fighting for the results they deserve. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation.


Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!

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