Two Deadly Accidents Occur the Same Day in Monroe County
Monroe County, TN (September 8, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated two deadly car accidents on September 9th that occurred in Monroe County. One of these accidents occurred at 9:42 p.m. when an SUV driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a fence. The SUV then went down an embankment and rolled into a creek. The reason why the driver lost control of the vehicle remains uncertain.
Distracted driving is one of the most common reasons why people lose control of their vehicle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that each day in the United States, around 9 people die and over a thousand are injured as the result of distracted driving.
Other Reasons Why People Lose Control of Vehicles
Drivers lose control of their vehicle for various reasons. Besides distracted driving, some of the other common causes include:
- Defective motor vehicle parts
- Fatigued driving and motorists who fall asleep at the wheel
- Hydroplaning, which occurs when a layer of water is created between a vehicle’s wheels and the road
- Motorists who operate vehicles while drunk or under the influence of drugs
Contact an Experienced Car Crash Attorney
No amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one in a Tennessee car accident. An experienced accident attorney, however, will fight to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable and to make sure that you have the funds to pay for the various complications you now face including funeral and burial costs. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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