Tractor-Trailer Overturns on Highway 127 South
Cumberland County, TN (February 19, 2021) the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a tractor-trailer overturned on February 19th on Highway 127 South at the Bledsoe/Cumberland county line. While the crash temporarily blocked lanes of travel, the area is now clear. Motorists were temporarily advised to use Old Highway 28 as an alternate route. The cause of the crash as well as whether injuries or fatalities occurred due to the accident remain uncertain.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has found that of the 415,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2015, there were 3,598 deadly crashes and 83,000 accidents involving injuries. Fortunately, passenger vehicle drivers can follow several steps to avoid crashes. For one, motorists should avoid entering the blindspots of tractor-trailers, which are located at the immediate side of tractor-trailers as well as immediately behind. It’s also a good idea for motorists to avoid following too closely behind tractor-trailers, which often require a greater stopping distance than smaller vehicles.
Contact a Compassionate Tennessee Accident Attorney
Due to their substantial size and weight, Tennessee crashes involving tractor-trailers often involve extensive property damage as well as injuries and sometimes even fatalities. Given the devastating nature of these crashes, victims are often left feeling uncertain afterwards about what they can do to hold the parties responsible for the crash accountable. One of the best steps that you can take in such a situation is to promptly speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Contact Fox Willis Burnette PLLC today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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