A year without a fatal Tennessee traffic accident will always be worth striving for. Unfortunately, that’s something that’s only possible in a perfect world and our streets and highways are far from perfect. There is always reason to be hopeful that each year will be better than the year before, and in fact, there has been a downward trend of deadly accidents in our state. Sadly, however, last week saw the first fatal Tennessee truck accident of 2015.
A woman was driving along US Route 127 through Darke County when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with a tractor trailer. The wreck took the woman’s life in an instant while the truck driver was able to walk away uninjured. It’s a common consequence when smaller passenger cars run into big trucks.
An investigation will take place that will hopefully give some insight into why the woman crossed the center line. Her surviving family certainly deserves some closure in this terrible, terrible tragedy. As truck accident lawyers in Knoxville, we know that while having all the answers can’t heal the heartbreak, it is the first step on the road to recovery.
This accident might mark the first fatal traffic wreck of the new year, but we sadly know it won’t be the last. It’s a grim reminder that dangers do lurk on our streets, and big trucks are some of the most dangerous. We want you to be extra cautious when traveling around large commercial vehicles so that we can continue to take steps toward having less serious accidents this year as last. We can do it as long as we’re vigilant and hold reckless drivers responsible.
Injured in a Truck Accident? Knoxville Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help!
Truck accidents are an unfortunate reality of driving in our state. However, the more we hold negligent truck drivers responsible for their actions, the less likely these wrecks are to occur. That’s where the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm come in. Contact us and our best Knoxville truck accident attorneys will fight back against trucking companies when their drivers cause an accident that leaves you or a loved one hurt.