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Truck Accident Occurs on Interstate 40 in Putnam County

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Putnam County, TN (November 11, 2020) A tractor-trailer crash occurred the morning of November 11th at the 294 westbound mile marker on Interstate 40. As a result of the accident, the westbound lane of Interstate 40 was temporarily blocked so debris from the accident could be cleared. Motorists passing through the area were also advised to exercise caution.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has found in 2018 that 5,096 large trucks and buses were involved in deadly accidents. There were also 121,000 large truck and bus accidents that occurred in the United States in 2018.

While many motorists are familiar with this advice, by simply wearing a seatbelt, motorists should understand that they can reduce the risk of death and injury by more than 50%. It also helps to appreciate that if you are drunk or under the influence of drugs, you should always avoid operation of a motor vehicle. Some other helpful advice to avoid deadly truck accidents include never speeding regardless of the extenuating reason and to avoid engaging in other activities like talking on the cell phone or eating while driving.

Obtain the Services of a Skilled Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a Tennessee car crash, you can suddenly find yourself facing countless hardships including emotional suffering and lost wages. One of the best ways to make sure that you obtain the results you deserve is to retain the assistance of a seasoned personal injury attorney. Do not hesitate to schedule a free case evaluation with Fox Willis Burnette PLLC 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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