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Four People in Interstate 40 Accident Involving Work Zone


Cumberland County, TN (March 14, 2020) – Four people recently escaped serious injuries in a vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. Law enforcement reports that a Volkswagen Atlas was traveling west at the 330-mile marker on Interstate 40 when the vehicle swerved to avoid backed up traffic near a construction zone. As a result of its swerve, the vehicle left the road, collided with an embankment, and came to a stop after hitting a guardrail. The driver, as well as the vehicle’s passengers, were restrained at the time of the impact.

Work Zone Accidents 

Deadly work zone accidents in Tennessee are on the rise. While there were 15 fatalities caused by work zone accidents in 2009, there were 19 deadly work zone accidents in 2018. Among the fatal work zone accidents that occurred in Tennessee in 2018, five workers were killed, as well as three pedestrians. To decrease the risk of ending up in a work zone accident, remember to follow some critical safety advice like slowing down, remaining patient, and staying cautious of both surrounding workers as well as equipment. The attorneys at Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette appreciate how dangerous the aftermath of work zone accidents can be and remain committed to fighting for the rights of accident victims.  Following work zone accidents, victims are often left to face serious consequences including large medical bills which can be made even worse due to lost wages. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation if you need help pursuing the compensation that you deserve.

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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