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One Person Injured in Highway 70 Crash


Smithville, TN (November 14, 2020) One person was injured in a two vehicle crash on the evening of November 14th that occurred at the intersection of Highway 70 and 83 close to Kilgore’s Restaurant. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the motorist was traveling on Highway 70 in a Nissan Rogue as the driver of a Honda Civic was traveling in the opposite direction on Highway 70. The collision occurred when one of the vehicles crossed the other’s path while turning into the Kilgore’s parking lot. It is currently uncertain which vehicle was performing the turn. The driver of the Nissan Rogue was injured and transported by emergency medical workers to Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department were also transported to the scene to assist.

Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that turning left was a substantial factor in approximately 22.2 percent of accidents during a single year. While drivers have an expectation that opposing motorists who are turning left will do so legally and safely, distracted driving as well as other factors mean that this is not always the case. Also, while the fault and liability for left turn accidents often lie in the driver making the turn, there are also noticeable exceptions including when the other vehicle is speeding or fails to follow traffic regulations. 

Obtain the Services of a Compassionate Tennessee Car Crash Attorney

While the coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, many people in Tennessee still have their lives substantially changed each year due to car crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tennessee car crash, you should not hesitate to speak with a skilled lawyer who will fight for the results you deserve. 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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