Smith County Crash Kills One and Injures Two Others
Smith County, TN (February 1, 2021) An accident occurred on the evening of February 1st that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old driver and injured two others. The accident occurred when the driver’s Nissan Quest crossed the center lane of traffic close to Hiawassee Road and struck a Chevrolet Colorado head-on. The Nissan then came to a stop at the right side of the road, while the Chevrolet came to a stop on its side off the road’s left side. Both the driver and passenger of the Chevrolet were injured in the crash. Additional details about the accident including what caused the Nissan’s driver to enter the wrong lane of traffic remain uncertain.
The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration reports that each year in the United States, wrong-way driving crashes result in the deaths of somewhere between 300 to 400 individuals. This represents 1 percent of the total number of traffic-related deaths. While this might seem particularly concerning, what’s troublesome about these accidents is that the resulting damage from these accidents is almost always serious.
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