Highway Patrol Responds to Interstate 40 Accident
Cumberland County, TN (January 30, 2021) The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that several crashes occurred on the evening of January 30th in Cumberland County. One crash involved the driver of a Freightliner tractor-trailer and the driver of a Dodge Ram who were traveling west on Interstate at the 333 mile marker. Around this point, the Freightliner driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the Dodge Ram. The tractor-trailer then jackknifed and the pickup truck collided with a rock embankment. Fortunately, neither driver was hurt in the accident. The Freightliner driver, however, was later charged with failure to exercise due care. The Ram’s driver was charged with driving on an expired registration.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that speed limits of 55 miles per hour and greater as well as poor weather and curved roads substantially increase the odds that a large truck will end up in a jackknife. Jackknife accidents occur when the cab and trailer head in different directions. In some situations, this means that the truck overturns completely.
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