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Ice and Sleet Make Driving Dangerous
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jan 22, 2016
Tennessee is experiencing a stormy winter. The rain and snow that pass through the state not only chill the air, it causes the roads and streets to frost over with ice and slate. This does not fare well for those commuting through the cities. In just a day, there have been numerous crashes.
On Wednesday, at least 26 crashes were reported by the Wilson County Emergency Management agency. The accidents occurred on Interstate 40. Mt. Juliet Police Department also responded to seven accidents on the same interstate and handled three spinout incidents that did not accrue injuries. There was a total of 50 wrecks that occurred on the roads of the county.
In Chattanooga, the same day, there were approximately 70 traffic crashes that happened. The Hamilton County authorities responded to 41 crashes, while the Tennessee Highway Patrol dealt with 31 accidents. Two major incidents occurred on Interstate 75, when a semi-truck dropped steel. Both southbound and northbound lanes needed to be closed for two hours.
Officers believe that excessive speed and lack of attention caused many of the car accidents. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Attorneys at Law, we believe that everyone on the road has a responsibility to drive safely. It is even more important to pay attention to other drivers and road conditions during extremely cold winters. Someone’s negligence can cause extensive damage and pain. When someone does endure a car accident, it can be frustrating to realize that the crash could have been prevented.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, contact our Nashville personal injury attorneys today. We have over 100 years of collective legal experience that we utilize to help our clients. No matter how big or small the accident, contact us! We will inform you of your legal options and protect your rights!