Tractor-Trailer Drivers Avoid Injury in Interstate 40 Crash
Cumberland County, TN (January 5, 2021) A tractor-trailer driver narrowly escaped injury following an accident that occurred on the morning of January 5th in Cumberland County on Interstate 40 at the 334 mile marker. Law enforcement states that the driver lost control while traveling east and while navigating a curve. The vehicle then overturned in a ditch and eventually came to a stop after colliding with a tree. The driver was fortunately restrained at the time of the crash. Additional details about the crash including what caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle remain uncertain.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that among the approximately 9.1 million car and truck crashes that occur each year, only 2.1% of these accidents involve rollovers. While rollovers comprise a small number of accidents, they represent approximately 35% of all fatalities from passenger vehicle crashes. Even though a large number of people who were seriously injured or killed in rollover crashes were not wearing seatbelts, no one is entirely saved from the harms associated with rollover crashes. As a result, motorists should remember that one of the best things that they can do to avoid ending up in a rollover accident is to reduce speed while navigating curves.
Speak with a Compassionate Tennessee Truck Accident Attorney
The aftermath of Tennessee truck accidents are almost always devastating due to the size and weight of these vehicles. If you or a loved one is injured in a tractor-trailer, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced lawyer who can help you hold the responsible party accountable. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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