Law Enforcement Responds to Vehicle Accident on Peavine Road
Cumberland County, TN (August 12, 2020) Cumberland County law enforcement responded on the morning of August 12th to a two vehicle accident that occurred on Peavine Road. An accident report provided by law enforcement states that a Honda CR-V made a left turn onto Peavine Road from St. George Drive but failed to see an oncoming Chevy S-10 pickup truck. As a result, the vehicles collided. Both drivers were fortunately able to avoid injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that left turns are involved in over 20% of intersection accidents.
Why Left Hand Turn Accidents Are Common
There are several factors that often result in left hand turn accidents, which include:
- Drivers who miscalculate the distance across intersections
- Drivers who misjudge other driver’s speeds
- Drivers who pass through blind spots
- Failure to signal or failure to yield right-of-way
- Obstructed views while making turns
How to Stay Say While Making Left Turns
Some of the critical safety strategies that drivers can follow when making left turns include:
- Be aware of both the posted speed as well as well as the speed of other drivers
- Before making the turn, make sure to turn on your blinker or turn signal
- Double check that there are no obstructions that limit your view
- Remember that drivers headed straight often have the right-of-way
Contact a Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney
Navigating the aftermath of a car accident and pursuing compensation is never easy, but a skilled accident lawyer can help. Do not hesitate to schedule a free case evaluation with Fox & Farley.
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