The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a truck driver was cited for failure to yield after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Dec. 16. After pulling out of a Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Greeneville, the 29-year-old truck driver collided with a 2002 Toyota Corolla. Both the driver and the passenger in the Toyota suffered injuries in the crash.
The car accident took place while the driver of a 2015 International tractor-trailer was attempting to enter U.S. 11E from Bridge Burners Boulevard. At the same time, a 45-year-old woman was driving a Toyota northbound on U.S. 11E with her 41-year-old husband sitting in the passenger’s seat. After hitting the side of the empty tractor-trailer, the Toyota driver broke her neck and her husband suffered a detached retina.
An Indiana company, Celedon Trucking Co., employs the truck driver who was involved in the accident. Investigations into the crash are being conducted by both the THP and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. According to reports, there have been several accidents at the same intersection where the truck crash occurred. Three accidents have taken place since TDOT implemented safety improvements in the area. Some people believe that warning signs may not be functioning properly at the intersection.
A person who has been injured in a similar truck accident might want to hire an attorney when considering to file a personal injury complaint. An attorney could help an accident victim determine the identities of all of the liable parties in the claim and help them pursue an appropriate amount of financial compensation.
Source: The Greenville Sun , “THP Report Says Truck Driver In Bridge Burners Crash Cited”, Ken Little , December 20, 2014