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Truck Driver, Rubbernecker Cause Interstate Accidents

Last month, two separate accidents shut down both directions of Interstate 40 in Nashville. One reportedly caused by a truck driver; the other by someone distracted by the accident.

According to Nashville police, Richard Chambers, a 53-year-old truck driver from Texas, swerved when he came upon slowed traffic on westbound I-40. The truck hit a Lexus, which crashed into a second tractor-trailer. Police charged Chambers with reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor in Tennessee.

Moments later, police say “rubbernecking” caused a driver headed in the opposite direction to crash. Nashville police spokesperson Kris Mumford said that everyone involved in both accidents survived without any major injuries.

We understand it is human nature to check out a car accident as you drive by, but that involves taking your eyes off the road for several seconds and potentially causing a domino effect of distracted driving accidents. We will examine this phenomenon later this week, including some creative attempts to keep drivers’ eyes on the road.

If you know someone who was injured or passed away in a Tennessee car accident, give us a call at (615) 690-2080. We offer free consultations so we can listen to your story and discuss your options at this critical moment.

“And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you…”1 Thessalonians 4:11

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