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Four People Injured in Murfreesboro Wrong-Way Accident

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According to WTVF-TV, four people were injured in a three-car crash on Northwest Broad Street near Battlefield Parkway in Murfreesboro on May 21.

The news outlet reported that the crash happened on the southbound lanes of the street, at around 6:30 a.m. One of the vehicles reportedly overturned and came to rest in a wooded area next to the roadway, while the other two were seriously damaged in the middle of the road.

One of the victims involved in the accident had to be extricated from a vehicle.

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department officials said that a Dodge Caravan driven by Jeffrey Barrett, 34, struck another car, then went over a median into the southbound lanes, and was struck on the passenger side by a Honda Odyssey, driven by 57-year-old Martha Carpenter, which had Chester Carpenter, age 61, and two teenagers also inside the vehicle.

It is unclear why Barrett lost control of the vehicle. LifeFlight took Barrett and Chester Carpenter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where they were listed in critical condition, according to WTVF.

Martha Carpenter and the two 18-year-olds in her vehicle were taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt with minor injuries, the station reported. The driver of the second vehicle was reportedly uninjured.

The accident remains under investigation.


As we blogged about last week, Yahoo! reported in 2013 that on average, 360 people are killed each year in wrong-way collisions.

These types of accidents can occur because of drug or alcohol use, medical emergencies or vehicle defects. It is important to note that aside from death, these accidents can lead to severe injuries like paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations.

If you are injured or have a loved one killed in a car accident, you should seek legal representation to help you rebuild your life. Our car accident attorney has helped victims collect million dollar verdicts and settlements. Call us today for more information.

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