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Crash on Interstate 40 Injures Five in Cumberland County, Tennessee (TN)


March 24, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN- According to 1057news.com, five people, including four children, sustained injuries in a wreck that took place on Interstate 40. The crash involved a 2015 Jeep Cherokee and a 2007 Chevrolet Impala.*

A 43-year-old woman from Nashville was driving a Jeep with a five-year-old and a six-year-old riding as passengers. A 27-year-old woman was in the Impala with a five-year-old and a seven-year-old in her vehicle. As traffic slowed down in a construction zone, the two vehicles collided. All of the children were injured, as was the woman driving the Chevy. One officer in the area did not argue about the numbers but pointed out that the road is extremely busy. Busier roads with a higher volume of traffic are likely to have a greater number of crashes. 

Reports indicate that Interstate 40 is a particularly dangerous place to drive. One study indicated that 517 people reportedly died on the Interstate in 437 collisions. The only road in the country that is considered deadlier is Florida’s US 1. Heavy traffic is not the only problem facing the Interstate. The road is also windy and full of hills and curves. The terrain is at least partially at fault for the high number of wrecks as well. 

When it comes to cases of the most severe crashes on Interstate 40, police say that the same culprits are at fault. Drivers are speeding, distracted, impaired by alcohol or drugs, or failing to buckle up. The officer stated that motorists need to just focus on driving and put their phones away. Although some people dispute the numbers or state that the data is being mischaracterized, the fact that drivers should exercise caution remains true. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:

http://1057news.com/2020/03/17/12/03/13/four-children-one-adult-injured-in-two-vehicle-accident-on-i-40-in-cumberland-county/

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/verify-is-i-40-in-tn-one-of-the-most-deadly-roads-in-the-country/51-442332319

Category: Accident News

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