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Dump Truck Crash in Unicoi County


Erwin, TN (July 14, 2020) Unicoi County Road’s Superintendent was involved in a dump truck accident on July 14th. The accident occurred on Jackson Love Highway before a train underpass. The superintendent was extracted from the county dump truck and flown to Johnson City Medical Center. Additional details about how the accident occurred are still pending.

In 2017, the dump service industry in the United States was valued at $18.27 billion. The industry is also expected to grow substantially in the next decade. To be sure, it is a common occurrence to spot dump trucks navigating Tennessee’s roads.

The Common Causes of Dump Truck Accidents 

There are various ways in which dump truck accidents can occur, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Dump truck drivers must exercise a high degree of caution when entering and exiting work zones. When drivers fail to either appropriately yield or abruptly proceed into construction zones, serious accidents are likely.
  • Sometimes dump truck drivers fail to make sure cargo is properly secured, and as a result end up endangering the lives of everyone else on the road.
  • Regardless of who owns the dump truck, it is critical that the vehicle be well-maintained and remain safe to drive at all times. When parts fail to work properly, accidents can occur.
  • Dump truck drivers must be sure to follow all traffic regulations as well as any requirements established by employers. Violating these laws in any way which might include speeding, running stop signs, or driving while intoxicated can lead to dangerous accidents.

Speak with an Experienced Knoxville Personal Injury Lawyer 

The aftermath of dump truck accidents is often devastating. A skilled attorney can help you hold the party responsible for your accident accountable. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today for assistance.

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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