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2 injured in accident on I-40

On Behalf of | Jul 14, 2023 | Car Accidents

Accidents on busy interstate roadways are not uncommon in Tennessee. These roadways often have heavy traffic, especially during certain times of the day. When a crash occurs on an interstate, the results are often serious. A recent accident left two men injured when they were struck on I-40 while trying to reattach a trailer to a pickup.  

Events leading up to the accident 

The accident happened near West Hills on a busy Saturday morning. Two men were traveling along I-40 in a Ford pickup truck. The truck was pulling a large trailer that came unhooked in the center lane of the highway. The men stopped and tried to reattach the trailer but were struck by another vehicle and seriously injured.  

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The accident caused three lanes of I-40 to be closed until cleanup could be completed. Authorities will continue to investigate the crash to determine if negligence was a contributing factor, which could lead to charges being filed against the driver who struck them. 

Motor vehicle accidents can change a victim’s life 

When one is involved in a serious motor vehicle crash, the injuries may be life-altering. Victims often suffer long-term from pain related to their injuries and may need extensive medical treatments and physical therapy to recover. Tennessee motor vehicle accident victims should be aware that they have legal rights and the option to seek financial compensation when a negligent driver causes an accident. A personal injury attorney can provide advice to victims based on their specific circumstances.