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Traffic Blocked on Interstate 40 Following Crash


Knoxville, TN (September 24, 2020) An accident occurred on Interstate 40 East on September 24th that blocked the left lanes of the interstate close to the Papermill exit. Law enforcement reports that the accident occurred around 10:00 pm and involved two vehicles. The accident, which resulted in the overturn of one vehicle, was not cleared until an hour later. Westbound traffic was not impacted by the accident. Details about the injuries incurred from the accident as well as the cause of the crash are still under investigation.

Car accidents are classified as rollovers if the vehicle flips onto either its roof or side during an accident. Various causes lead to rollovers ranging from the high gravity of vehicles to improperly designed roads with too sharp curves. With rollover accidents, there is a significant risk that the driver or passenger will be ejected from the vehicle, which greatly increases the risk of serious injuries and fatalities. Data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that in 2018, 6,583 passenger vehicle occupants died as a result of a rollover. 

Obtain the Services of an Experienced Car Crash Attorney 

In a few brief unfortunate moments, the victims of truck accidents often discover that their lives are forever changed. Crash victims often end up facing various consequences including large medical bills and lost wages. If you’ve been impacted, understand that a car accident lawyer can help fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today.


Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!

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