Rutherford County Wrong-Way Accident Injures Two

According to WTVF-TV, a two people were injured in a car accident on a busy highway in Rutherford County on June 30.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) told WTVF that a U-Haul pulling a car veered into another lane along 840 westbound around 5:20 p.m., which caused a Chevrolet Trailblazer to swerve and cross over the median into oncoming traffic.

According to WTVF, the Trailblazer struck a Ford F-150 head-on. WTVF reported that LifeFlight took 64-year-old Deborah Oakley, the driver of the Trailblazer, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The driver of the pickup, 31-year-old Joshua C. White, was taken by ambulance to Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

The THP is investigating the accident and charges are pending. Wrong-way driving accidents are rare, accounting for only about 3 percent of collisions on highways, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, but when they do occur, they often lead to death and catastrophic injuries.

According to the NTSB, you are 27 times more likely to die in a head-on crash than you are in a normal accident. Most wrong-way driving accidents are caused by alcohol consumption, but some are caused by medical emergencies, debris in roadways, defective vehicle products and confused drivers.

When a car accident occurs, time is of the upmost importance, especially if the victim is suffering from a traumatic brain injury or spinal injury. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, call our Nashville car accident attorney today at (615) 866-3938. You may be entitled to compensation.

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