According to WTVF-TV, two truck drivers were hospitalized after two tractor-trailers hauling food collided on October 17 off Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.
The television station reported that the crash occurred around 10 p.m., at mile marker 89 in the eastbound lanes. One of the trucks was carrying produce, while the other truck was carrying milk. Both drivers were transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital and their condition is unknown.
Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said the accident remains under investigation. It took officials several hours to clean up food and milk on the road following the accident.
Tennessee Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputation and broken bones, as trucks weigh more than cars.
According to the Department of Transportation, almost 4,000 people die in truck crashes each year, with 66 percent of accidents occurring in rural areas. In addition, more than 1 million people suffer serious personal injuries due to truck crashes.
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