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Traffic Reduced to One Lane Following Putnam County Crash


Putnam County, TN (March 22, 2021) A tractor-trailer crash occurred early on the morning of March 22nd at the 284 westbound mile marker on Interstate 40 in Putnam County. The accident occurred due west of the Willow Avenue exit in Cookeville. As a result of the crash, the westbound left lane of Interstate 40 and left shoulder were blocked, which led to traffic congestion. The Tennessee Highway Patrol suggested that motorists remain cautious while passing through the area. Additional details about the crash including what caused it and the resulting injuries are still under investigation.

There are approximately 6 million car accidents in the United States each year. This means that each day in the country there are approximately 16,438 car crashes that occur.

You can fortunately follow countless safety steps to reduce your chances of ending up in a Tennessee car crash. One, you should eliminate all distractions and focus 100% of your attention on driving whenever operating a motor vehicle. Two, you should practice driving defensively which means never assuming that other drivers on the road will behave in the way you expect. 

Contact an Experienced Accident Attorney

When Tennessee car crashes occur, victims are often left feeling confused and uncertain about what they can do to obtain the compensation they deserve. One of the best steps to take following an accident is to promptly contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.


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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