Two Drivers Seriously Injured Following Cleveland Crash
Cumberland County, TN (March 25, 2021) A tractor-trailer is reported to have jackknifed around noon on March 25th at the 323 eastbound mile marker of Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. The tractor-trailer was transporting produce at the time the crash occurred. Fortunately, the tractor-trailer’s driver was not injured in the crash. Traffic was temporarily slowed down at the scene and motorists were advised caution while passing through the area. Additional details about the crash including what caused the accident are still being investigated.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that 4,119 people died in large truck crashes in 2019. Sixteen percent of these fatalities were truck occupants, while 67 percent were the occupants of other vehicles involved in the crash and another 15 percent were pedestrians. Some of the best strategies that passenger vehicle drivers can follow to avoid accidents with tractor-trailers include staying out of the blind spots of bigger vehicles, leaving sufficient distance between your vehicle and tractor-trailers, and always passing lanes with adequate caution and sufficient signaling.
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If you or a loved one is injured in a Tennessee truck accident, you’ve likely been left to face serious and life-changing complications including serious injuries, extensive property damage, and sometimes even fatalities. Provided that someone else caused your accident, one of the best steps you can take is to obtain the assistance of a compassionate Tennessee accident lawyer. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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