Tennessee Trooper Reflects on One Year Anniversary of his Life-Changing Truck Accident

Around 3:00 a.m. on March 13, 2012, Sergeant Lowell Russell’s life dramatically changed when he was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer that nearly became a fatal truck accident. According to authorities, the semi truck accident was caused by 33-year-old truck driver Eric Lewis falling asleep at the wheel on Interstate 40. Russell was finishing up some paperwork after an ordinary traffic stop when the semi began swerving, and collided with his patrol car. The impact of the crash pushed Russell’s car across I-40, causing his vehicle to catch fire as he was pulled from the wreckage by Knoxville Police and EMS.

Even after the horrific crash left Russell with serious injuries, he scribbled, “Is everyone else okay?” on a piece of paper before leaving the truck accident scene. This gesture speaks volumes about the type of person Russell is, always looking out for the safety and welfare of others. Maryville Daily reports that he holds no ill will against Lewis, and stated, “Life is short. I want to be able to help as many others as I can along life’s path. I have joined the First Baptist Church in Madisonville to strengthen my relationship with God and attend church regularly.”

Russell has a long way to go in his rehabilitation efforts for the injuries he sustained, but he ultimately wants to one day be able to do what he loves again: work for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

If you or someone you love is injured or wrongfully killed in a semi truck accident, it is essential to talk with our Nashville truck accident attorney so that you are aware of your legal rights. You may be able to seek damages from the negligent party for your pain and suffering, in addition to financial compensation for the medical bills that are piling up because of the accident. Take a moment to visit our website and fill out our case review form for an easy, no obligation assessment of your case. We are here to help you and lend strength at a time when it is needed most.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2


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