The Tennessean reports that the multiple vehicle accident on February 18 was caused by a ladder lying in the middle of Interstate 40. During the morning commute, a 26-year-old woman was unable to steer clear of the ladder and subsequently lost control of her vehicle. She hit the concrete barrier multiple times, in addition to colliding with a nearby tractor trailer and sedan. Her vehicle finally came to a halt again the concrete barrier wall. According to Mt. Juliet police, none of the drivers involved have reported any serious injuries.
Road Debris Causes Over 100 Deaths Per Year
A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study has found that debris on the road causes more than 25,000 car accidents each year and approximately 100 deaths. If you come across a piece of debris while on a Tennessee highway, you can contact a HELP Program operator at *THP (*847) to report it. The HELP Program patrols busy routes in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in order to assist motorists in need.
It is often difficult to determine fault for debris left on the highways and vary per situation, but contacting our Nashville car accident attorney can help you discuss the rights you may not know you have.
“Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.” – Romans 14:13