According to WTVF-TV, a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 24 led to a foot chase and a fistfight between two drivers who were not involved in the original mishap on December 16.
WTVF reported that a tractor-trailer (big rig) caught on fire due to a fuel leak around 1 a.m., on I-24, near the Waldron Road exit in La Vergne. According to reports, the driver of the truck tried to make it to a nearby truck stop as the vehicle began to burn, but was not successful. He was not injured in the fire.
As traffic slowed because of the burning vehicle on the roadway, one driver allegedly rear-ended the driver of another vehicle. Instead of staying at the scene of the car accident, the driver attempted to run away. The driver of the other vehicle subsequently caught up with him and started fighting him.
According to WTVF, charges are pending for the skirmish.
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If you ever see traffic beginning to slow due to an accident on the roadway, you should gradually begin to slow down and leave yourself room to stop. It is important to be cautious when you encounter an accident scene.
While nobody was injured in the crash mentioned above, vehicle accidents typically involve catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.
If you have had a loved one killed or been injured by a careless or inattentive driver, let us handle your case. Call us today at (615) 690-2080. We obtained $650,000 in compensation for an individual who sustained injuries when a tractor-trailer driver caused an accident by failing to yield the right-of-way.
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