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Knox County Road Shut Down Following Crash


Knoxville, TN (July 24, 2020) The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has requested that drivers take an alternate route following an accident on Westland Drive on July 24th. The accident took place around 11 a.m. in the 10055 block of Westland Drive. No injuries are reported due to the crash, which resulted in at least one vehicle rolled over onto its side. Workers reported that the road would be shut down for two hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

Consumer Reports has shown that vehicle rollovers are one of the worst types of accidents that can happen to your vehicle. While 3 percent of all serious crashes involve rollovers, these accidents end up representing 30 percent of people killed while riding in passenger vehicles.

Common Types of Deadly Tennessee Vehicle Accidents

Besides rollover, some of the most common deadly types of vehicle accidents that are known to occur include the following:

  • When pedestrians are struck by vehicles, the aftermath is often devastating and frequently includes life-changing injuries or fatalities.
  • Besides crashes involving pedestrians, another deadly type of accident involves single vehicles that strike animals, objects, or other stationary objects.
  • Head-on collisions are often deadly because they result in the combined speed of two vehicles meeting at a single point.
  • Multiple vehicle accidents often occur on well-traveled roads. The more vehicles that are involved in these accidents, often the more devastating the outcome.

Retain the Services of an Experienced Knoxville Accident Lawyer 

Accidents in Knoxville occur for various reasons. If you’re impacted by an accident and need the assistance of a skilled attorney, do not hesitate to contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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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