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Putnam County Car Accident Injures Three People

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According to WTVF-TV, three people were injured in a car accident involving two vehicles in Putnam County on December 1.

WTVF reported that the collision occurred around 5:50 p.m., on Highway 70 near State Route 56. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), 85-year-old George Shanks was injured along with his 64-year-old wife Brinda Shanks.

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Sixty-three-year-old Jimmy Brown was also injured in the crash, according to the THP.

Investigators said that Shanks was traveling with his wife westbound on Highway 70 when he crossed the median and struck the other vehicle head-on. Officials said that the Shanks were transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for treatment. It is unclear were Brown was transported to a hospital for treatment or if he was treated at the scene of the crash.

Shanks is expected to be charged with failure to exercise due care and driving without a license, according to WTVF.


Because head-on collisions are violent, they are often associated with death and catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones, which can require expensive therapy and rehabilitation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to remember that you deserve compensation for your injuries, lost wages due to those injuries and for your pain and suffering.

Fortunately, for drivers or passengers who have been injured in a vehicle accident stemming from negligence, our Nashville vehicle accident lawyer has decades of experience assisting injury victims.

If you have had a loved one killed or been injured by a negligent driver, let us help you. Call us today at (615) 845-6141.

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