Woman Killed in Putnam County Car Accident
Putnam County, TN (July 23, 2020) A woman from Fentress County was killed early in the morning on July 23rd in a vehicle accident in eastern Putnam County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the woman was driving her Nissan Sentra west on State Highway 62 when the vehicle left the road and struck a large boulder. The resulting collision caused the vehicle to rollover to its top. The woman was not wearing a seat belt at the time the accident occurred.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that of the 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017, 47% were not wearing seatbelts.
Common Factors Involved in Vehicle Rollovers
Some of the most common factors that are involved in vehicle rollovers include the following:
- Certain types of vehicles like sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks are more likely to roll over than other vehicles. This is because these vehicles are taller and have a higher center of gravity than other vehicles.
- Many deadly rollover accidents involve speeding motorists.
- Many rollover crashes leading to fatalities involve motorists who combine alcohol or drugs with the operation of a vehicle.
- Clearly marked roads that are divided with barriers help to substantially reduce the risk of rollover accidents.
Speak with a Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer
When vehicles strike stationary objects, the resulting damage can be damage. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident and someone else is responsible, you should not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette to schedule a free case evaluation.
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