Two Drivers Escape Cumberland County Car Accident
Cumberland County (July 21, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol on July 21 responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 70 in Cumberland County. Law enforcement reports that a Chrysler Pacifica was attempting to stop for an uncertain reason when a Peterbilt tractor-trailer struck the rear of the Chrysler. Fortunately, neither driver was injured in the accident.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that rear end collisions represented 7.2% of fatal car collisions in 2017. These accidents occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the rear end of another vehicle.
The Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions
Various reckless driving habits can cause rear-end car accidents, which include the following:
- When one driver tailgates and follows another vehicle too closely.
- Cell phone use, fiddling with the radio, or any other activity that distracts a driver’s attention from the road.
- When motorists drive above the speed limit, leaving unable able to stop their vehicle in time to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.
Speak with a Knoxville Personal Injury Lawyer
Regardless of whether your car accident occurred to a sudden stop or any other factor, the results can be devastating. To schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced accident attorney today, do not hesitate to contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette.
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