Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rollover on Interstate 40
Cumberland County, TN (January 22, 2021) The Tennessee Highway patrol and emergency workers responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County on the afternoon of January 22nd. Law enforcement states that a driver was traveling west at the 326 mile marker when the motorist ran off the road and collided with an embankment. The collision caused the Ford the driver was operating to rollover. The driver was fortunately restrained at the time of the accident. The driver was later flown from the scene by medical helicopter to a trauma center for treatment of his injuries. The westbound lanes were closed at the scene for approximately an hour following the accident.
Pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles are more likely than cars to be in single vehicle-crashes, especially accidents involving rollovers. Because these vehicles not just have a higher center of gravity, they are also heavier, the occupants of these involved in rollovers are more likely to end up facing fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that 1,303 car occupants died in car crashes in 2018, which represented 10 percent of car crash fatalities. Meanwhile, 896 deaths from pickups in 2018 involved rollovers, which represented 21% of the pickup truck crashes.
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