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Knoxville Vehicle Accident Report: March 2019

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Knoxville, Tennessee, is home to over 180,000 people and McMahan Law Firm. We handle various types of personal injury cases, including car accidents. An accident can have a devastating and life-changing impact on an individual and their loved ones. For this reason, we are dedicated to informing our community about the dangers of automobile collisions. Below, is our March vehicle accident report highlighting some of the recent collisions that occurred in Knoxville.

If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a careless motorist, our Knoxville car accident attorneys can help. Our team has assisted numerous victims by obtaining the justice they deserve after an accident. From our attention to detail, to our compassionate service, you can feel confident that you have everything necessary to support your claim.

Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash in South Knox County Killed One

An accident in South Knox County on Tarklin Valley Road left two people injured and one dead. Michael Leroy Taylor, 57-years-old, was a passenger in a pickup that veered off the road and flipped, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Taylor died as a result of his injuries.

Former Baseball Star Cited in DUI-Related Crash

Todd Helton, a retired Colorado Rockies first baseman and Tennessee baseball star, was recently cited in a DUI crash.

Helton was driving a 2019 Ford F-150 northbound on Harvey Road when he crashed into a telephone pole. According to a report from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office shared by WVLT 8, “The report said Helton told deputies he had taken the sleep aid Ambien prior to driving the vehicle, but authorities spotted a plastic cup that smelled of alcohol.”

Helton was issued a misdemeanor citation. He received medical treatment for his minor injuries after the accident and is now enrolled in a residential treatment program.

Based on a statement given by Stephen Ross, Helton’s attorney, “Todd is currently in a residential treatment program outside of East Tennessee, receiving the care he needs. He realizes there are parts of his behavior that need to change, and he is focused on doing just that. While there has not been a final court decision about his citation, Todd is still taking action.”

Two Women Killed After Being Struck on Interstate 40

Sarah Kasunic, 23-years-old, was traveling on Interstate 40 when she crashed her vehicle. A good Samaritan, Ashley Moore, 38-years-old, noticed Kasunic and stopped. The women were standing outside their vehicles when they were both struck by a passing vehicle on the interstate.

Both women died as a result of their injuries.

Motorcyclist Trapped Under a Semi-Truck on I-40 Suffered Injuries

An accident on I-40 near Watt Road involving a motorcycle and a semi-truck caused major delays on the highway.

According to WVLT 8, “Initial reports said the motorcyclist was trapped underneath the semi-truck.” The motorcyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Man Fled on Foot with a Rifle After a Single-Vehicle Crash on I-75

A man involved in a single-vehicle accident on I-75 south close to Emory Road fled the scene of the accident. According to Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the man fled on foot and was carrying a rifle. Knox News stated, “The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s. He has gray hair and was last seen wearing a blue pullover.”

For updates on the story, visit Knox News.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Claimed the Life of a Motorcyclist on Middlebrook Pike

A motorcyclist was killed after a multi-vehicle collision on Middlebrook Pike. Knoxville Police Department told ABC 6, “A motorcycle traveling West on Middlebrook Pike struck the wheels of a Waste Connections truck crossing Middlebrook Pike from Henson Road.” The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on eyewitness statements, the motorcyclist was driving at a high speed and weaving in and out of traffic.

Call McMahan Law Firm to Learn More About Your Legal Options

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At McMahan Law Firm, we understand how stressful and overwhelming an automobile accident can be, especially when you’re uncertain of what the future will hold. Our Knoxville car accident attorneys are dedicated to serving the residents of our community after serious automobile collisions.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries as a result of a negligent driver, you have legal rights. In order to understand what legal options are available, our team will need to evaluate the specifics of your case. If you are eligible for compensation, we will gather all the information necessary to help you receive the amount you are rightfully owed.

For more information about your legal options, call our law office today at (423) 265-1100, or fill out our free consultation form. Let our experience and knowledge work to your benefit. Our attorneys in Knoxville are ready to help you with your case.