Truck Accident Occurs in Crossville
Crossville, TN (September 25, 2020) Emergency workers responded to the scene of a pickup truck crash around 2 p.m. on September 25th that occurred on Crossville’s Old Jamestown Highway. The truck left the road and collided with a utility pole. A detailed accident report that will help establish more details about the cause of the accident is still pending.
Besides trees, which represented 48% of fatalities caused by fixed object vehicle collisions in 2018, utility poles as well as other traffic barriers were the next common obstacle struck by motorists. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that utility poles represented 12 percent of motor vehicle fatalities in 2018. This analysis is based off of the fact that utility poles caused 899 deadly car crashes in 2018. Utility poles are dangerous to motorists in several ways. These poles might rot and fall onto vehicles or utility poles are sometimes placed dangerously close to the side of the road, which increases the risk of serious accidents if a vehicle exits the road. Utility poles also might be defectively designed or improperly maintained. Some of the best strategies that drivers can take to avoid the risk of utility pole accidents include slowing down and paying better attention to surroundings.
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