Single Vehicle Crash Occurs on Interstate 40
Roane County, TN (October 12, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle accident on October 12th that occurred on Interstate 40 in Roane County. Law enforcement reports that a 2013 Toyota RAV4 was traveling east close to the 342 mile marker when the motorist left the road. The vehicle then struck an embankment and rotated 180 degrees. The driver was injured in the accident. Additional details about the cash including what caused the motorist to lose control remain under investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in about 9 percent of car crashes, the critical event before the crash was loss of vehicle control. Whether it’s traveling too fast, poor road conditions, or something else, when motorists lose control of vehicles, it is common to end up striking objects in the road. If you lose control of your vehicle, remember several things that you can do in response to increase your chances of staying safe. First, you should avoid slamming on the brakes or speeding up. Second, you should gradually reduce your speed. Third, you should do your best to keep the vehicle’s steering wheel straight, Fourth, you should maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. Fifth, you should gradually pull off to the side of the road.
Contact a Tennessee Car Crash Attorney
If you or a loved one is injured in a Tennessee car crash, one of the best things that you can do is immediately contact a knowledgeable accident lawyer. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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