Multiple Vehicle Crash in Sullivan County Blocks Road
Sullivan County, TN (January 26, 2021) A crash occurred in Sullivan County on the morning of January 26th and consequently blocked all northbound lanes on Interstate 81. More specifically, The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported the crash occurred at mile marker 67 around 7 in the morning. While the crash was cleared by 8:30 in the morning, traffic congestion continued in the area. Additional details about the crash including what caused it are still under investigation.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security found in 2010 that 3,925 car crashes occurred in Sullivan County resulting in 27 fatalities and 1,132 injuries. A decade later, the agency found that in 2020, there were 3,690 accidents that occurred in Sullivan County resulting in 778 injuries and 20 fatalities. To avoid becoming a driver injured in Sullivan County, remember there are some important strategies to stay safe while operating a motor vehicle. For one, motorists should make sure to never combine alcohol or drug use with motor vehicle operation. It’s also a good idea to limit the number of potential distractions inside your vehicle before driving.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tennessee car crash, you should not hesitate to speak with a compassionate personal injury lawyer. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today and during a free case evaluation we can discuss your available options to pursue compensation.
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!