General Causes of Tennessee Accidents
Statewide (June 13, 2019) – Since 2017, Tennessee has recorded over 14,000 road incidents and has noted causes and contributing factors to each one. Unbelted occupants were a factor in 7,186 accidents. Senior drivers were involved in 2,657 accidents, while teenagers were involved in 1,939. Drunk driving was a main factor in 1,973. Also listed is distracted driving, drowsy driving, and speeding.
When these factors cause a crash, it’s normally not a little fender-bender that ensues. No, many of these crashes lead to striking trees, utility poles, embankments, guard rails, curbs, fences, concrete traffic barriers, and traffic signs. Depending on the speed of the vehicle, the impact of these objects can be devastating. Many accidents also involve striking bicyclists and pedestrians.
If you suffer an injury due to another motorist falling into a reckless practice, call Lerner and Rowe right away. Source: www.tn.gov