Injury Reported in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Interstate 40
Putnam County, TN (February 14, 2021) The Tennessee Highway Patrol and medical workers responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Putnam County on February 14th. Law enforcement states that the driver was traveling west at the 238 mile marker of Interstate 40 when his tractor-trailer exited the road, flipped onto its right side, and collided with a large road sign. The driver was fortunately restrained at the time of the accident and was not injured. A passenger in the vehicle, however, was injured and was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has found that in 2018, 5,096 large trucks and buses were involved in deadly crashes. This marked a 1 percent increase from 2017. Meanwhile, there were 121,000 large truck crashes that resulted in injuries in 2018. Some of the most common causes of tractor-trailer accidents include drivers who fall asleep at the wheel, distracted drivers, drivers who operate vehicles while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, speeding, inadequately maintained tractor-trailers, and improperly loaded cargo.
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