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Crash in Chattanooga Leads to Closure of Highway 27 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (TN)


April 28, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, TN- Wrcbtv.com writes that a crash was reported in Chattanooga this week on Highway 27. The incident occurred in the northbound lanes during the late afternoon leading to roadway closures around the 4th Street Exit. The lanes were reopened in the evening.*

One recent study found that Tennessee is one of the ten worst states in the country when it comes to dangerous drivers. SmartAsset carried out the research by evaluating the rate of drunk drivers, deaths per miles driven, the number of uninsured motorists, and other factors.

The results found Tennessee was tied with Alaska in eighth place. Only 80 percent of people in the state have insurance making Tennessee the fifth-worst state in terms of insured motorists. In terms of tickets, the state landed in fourteenth place. The worst state overall was Mississippi, and the two ten include Alabama, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Alaska, Tennessee, and Missouri. 

So far this year, 263 people have died in car crashes, indicating an increase of three deaths over the same point in time in 2019. The slight increase comes even as traffic deaths for April so far are ten fewer than the same point of the month last year. Non-motorist crashes are up by three with 37 fatalities in 2019 at this point in time compared to 40 this year. The deaths include 38 pedestrian fatalities and two cyclist fatalities. Additionally, twenty motorcyclists died on the state's roads this year, as well as three ATV riders. Large trucks were involved in 48 of the deadly collisions in 2020, while they were only involved in 31 at this point in 2019.

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:

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/41993101/traffic-alert-crash-closes-portion-of-hwy-27-north-in-downtown-chattanooga-area

https://fox17.com/news/local/tennessee-ranked-among-states-with-worst-drivers-according-to-annual-study

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/daily_04142020.pdf

Category: Accident News

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