Truck Strikes Person on Lawn Mower in Carter County
Carter County, TN (November 8, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that charges are pending against a female motorist after her vehicle collided with a person on a lawn mower on the afternoon of November 8th. An investigation has revealed that the truck was traveling north when the driver for as of yet unknown reason crossed the southbound lane, exited the road, and struck the person who was operating a riding lawn mower. The person who was using the lawnmower was transported to the hospital with injuries.
Driving the wrong way is a cause of many serious injuries as well as fatalities each year in the United States. Based on datacompiled by the Federal Highway Administration, the majority of wrong way driving accidents occur at night, when visibility is most diminished. A greater number of these accidents also occur on the weekend, which is the time when the largest number of motorists with elevated levels of alcohol consumption are on the road. If you are riding a lawn mower, walking, or bicycling when you notice a wrong way driver headed towards you, one of the best things to do is to immediately put as much distance between yourself and the road as possible. Even if a reasonable driver would spot your location, do not make the assumption of thinking that a wrong way driver will.
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