Serious Car Accidents Occur on Martin Mill Pike
Knoxville, TN (September 15, 2020) A car crash on Martin Mill Pike that occurred late on September 15th left one person seriously injured and killed another. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to the two-vehicle accidents around 10:30 p.m. and that the road remained closed for several hours while crash experts reconstructed how the collision occurred. The identity of the individual killed in the crash has not yet been released. Details about the cause of the accident are also still pending.
The National Safety Council has found that in 2019, approximately 38,8000 individuals died in car crashes, which marks a 2% decline from 2018 and a 4% drop from 2017. The state of Tennessee during this time period, however, saw an increase in car accident fatalities by greater than 5%.
How to Avoid Ending Up in a Deadly Car Accident
Some of the best steps that motorists can follow to avoid ending up in a deadly car accident include:
- If your vehicle is recalled, promptly get repairs done.
- Make sure you’re acquainted with your vehicle’s safety systems. If you have questions, either read the car’s manual, ask the dealer from which you purchased the car, or utilize another method to learn how to make the most of the safety features.
- Practice defensive driving techniques, which includes always wearing a seat belt, never drinking and driving, and only driving when you have had enough sleep.
Contact an Experienced Tennessee Car Crash Lawyer
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, it is easy to feel confused about how to proceed so the responsible party can be held accountable. Fortunately, a compassionate car accident attorney will remain committed to seeing that you obtain the compensation you deserve. During a free case evaluation, an attorney at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette will review your options. Contact us today.
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!