Two Injured After Accident Shuts Down Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN (July 13, 2020) Two people were involved in a serious accident on July 13th that occurred around 4:45 p.m. near the Germantown Parkway and the Interstate 40 entrance ramp. As a result of the collision, two people were transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. Law enforcement also temporarily closed the northbound lane of Germantown Parkway near Interstate 40. ‘
The Danger of Tennessee On and Off Ramps
Both the many on-ramps and off-ramps in Tennessee are dangerous for motorists due to lane changes. One of the biggest challenges associated with on-ramps is the need to both keep up with the flow of traffic and merge. The biggest danger associated with off-ramps is that vehicles must suddenly slow down when exiting the road.
Advice for Motorist When Handling Ramps
Some safety strategies that Tennessee motorists can employ while maneuvering either on-ramps or off-ramps include:
- Be prepared as soon as possible to face a new flow of traffic or a traffic control device.
- Remain aware of the posted speed limit and any other posted warning signs.
- If you’re exiting a freeway, do not assume your vehicle is going at a low enough rate of speed. Instead, keep an active eye on your vehicle’s speedometer.
Contact a Knowledgeable Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in an on-ramp accident, remember that you have the right as an accident victim to pursue compensation. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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