A Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) worker recently died following a semi-truck accident in Hickman County. Two other TDOT workers and the semi-truck driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Tennessee authorities identified the TDOT worker as David Younger, 65, who was struck by a semi-truck on I-40 as he and other TDOT workers changed a flat tire in the emergency lane. The collision occurred after the semi-truck suddenly veered into the emergency lane for unknown reasons. According to Lieutenant Bill Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, authorities are investigating the crash to see if there was an act of negligence on the part of truck driver. BJ Doughty, a spokeswoman for TDOT, asked drivers to remember that “When we are on the side of the roadway, you are coming through our office at 70 miles an hour.”
The thoughts and condolences from Pohl & Berk, LLP, go to the family and friends of the worker who are grieving the recent loss of their loved one.
A tractor trailer truck was involved in an accident in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 20 after its operator apparently fell asleep while driving, an article from ABC 6 reported.
According to reports, no other vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred after the tractor trailer flipped on Interstate 40 East at the vicinity of Mile Marker 401. When authorities arrived at the scene of the crash at around 5:19 a.m., they saw that three lanes of the Interstate were blocked by the huge vehicle. The driver, whose name was withheld, admitted to authorities that he lost control of the vehicle after he fell asleep while driving. A citation was later issued to him for distracted driving. The traffic in all affected lanes was restored in the afternoon of the same day.
Sadly, many people are at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries in accidents if tractor trailer drivers get distracted while driving. However, if you have been injured in this kind of accident in Nashville, the legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP may possibly help you get treatment funds by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Find out how we may work for you today by calling 615-277-2765.