On January 10, a Tennessee woman died in a motor vehicle accident in Unicoi County. According to police, the accident only involved one vehicle, and the victim, Betty A. Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson, a 73-year-old Town of Unicoi resident, was driving on Highway 107 when police believe she lost control of her vehicle and ran it into a ditch on the right side of the road. Emergency crews arrived at the scene but were unable to revive the victim.
“She overcorrected and the car flipped when it got back on the road, landing on its top,” stated a police officer in an article in the Johnson City Press.
Officials are not yet certain what caused Johnson to lose control in the first place, but an investigation is ongoing. Traffic was diverted for a time to allow crews to investigate the accident scene and clean up any debris.
We may not know what caused this accident, but many single-vehicle car accidents are frequently caused by the same things. Consider these common causes:
- Low visibility or inclement weather
- Driver inexperience
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Vehicle defect
- Distracted driving
It only takes one poor decision for even the most experienced drivers to cause accidents and put themselves and others in danger. Stay safe on the road, for everyone’s sake. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact our Nashville car accident attorney today to learn more about how we can help you move forward.
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” – Proverbs 12:15