Three Vehicle Accidents in Sevier County
Sevierville, TN (August 18, 2020) A man and three other individuals are hospitalized following a three vehicle accident that occurred on August 18th in Sevier County. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on the east side of Interstate 40 close to mile marker 406 and approximately a mile from the Winfield Dunn Parkway exit. The accident occurred when a pick-up truck hauling a trailer collided with both another pick-up truck and a small passenger vehicle. The man in the truck not carrying the trailer was killed while the woman and child were injured. A person in the passenger vehicle was injured. No one in the vehicle hauling the trailer was harmed. The injured individuals were later transported by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. As a result of the collision, Interstate 40 East was shut down to one lane until 11 a.m., but has since re-opened.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis reports that multiple-vehicle accidents involving large trucks resulted in 247 fatalities and 13,000 injuries in 2008.
How to Respond Immediately After A Multiple Vehicle Accident
If you’re involved in a multiple vehicle accident, it helps to follow some critical safety precautions, which include:
- Make sure everyone else in the vehicle okay
- Resist the temptation to get out of your vehicle
- Keep your seatbelt fastened in case your vehicle is hit again
- Only leave the vehicle when told to do so by an emergency worker
Contact a Knoxville Car Crash Lawyer
Following car accidents, victims often find themselves facing various challenges including lost wages, medical bills, and emotional hardships. To retain the assistance of a skilled attorney, contact Fox & Farley today.
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