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Single Vehicle Crash Occurs on Interstate 40

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Cumberland County, TN (November 23, 2020) A single vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County late in the afternoon of November 23rd that resulted in injuries.

Law enforcement states that the accident involved the driver of a Kia Soul who was headed west at the 330 mile marker of Interstate 40 when she lost control of her vehicle, collided with a bridge rail, and overturned. The driver was a seatbelt at the time of the collision and as a result was able to avoid being ejected due to the collision. The driver’s injuries, however, were serious in nature and she was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for medical care.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that single vehicle run off road crashes are more common during adverse weather conditions like rain or snow. These crashes are also more likely to occur at night time rather than during the day. Vehicles with high occupancy are also at an increased risk of single vehicle run off road crashes. These accidents are also much more common when men rather than women drive. This crash, however, did not involve poor weather, happened during the day, involved one individual, and the driver was a woman. This underscores the critical point that accidents can and will happen in any way possible. One of the most critical things that you can do as a driver is to always apply the greatest degree caution while traveling Tennessee’s roads. 

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One of the most common myths about single vehicle crashes is that the driver is always the party responsible for such accidents. In reality, there are many other parties like repairmen and vehicle manufacturers who can play a role in causing these crashes. If you’ve been injured in a single vehicle crash and someone else is responsible, you should not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Schedule a free case evaluation with Fox Farley Willis & Burnette 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!

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