By John Cooper, Tractor-Trailer Injury Lawyer
When two trucks are involved in an accident, the consequences can be devastating as recently demonstrated in a fiery crash in Tennessee that left two people dead.
The Tennessean reported on how two people were killed on the morning of December 2 in a fiery crash on Interstate 24 north of downtown Nashville, according to Metro police.
Police reports stated that the crash involved two tractor trailers. It was reported around 5:12 a.m. near the interchange with I-65 at mile marker 44 the Tennessee Department of Transportation stated. Police ended up shutting down the westbound lanes.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said a semi-truck hauling wood that was travelling east veered into westbound lanes, where it struck a FedEx truck in its gas tanks, causing an explosion. It is not clear what caused the eastbound truck to swerve into oncoming traffic.
Both of the truck drivers died on the scene, police said. The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Horrific pictures from the scene demonstrated the scale of this accident between two big rigs. One of the charred trucks involved with the crash appeared to be associated with FedEx, according to reports. A company spokesman said he was gathering facts about the crash.
In a later statement, FedEx expressed “deep concern for all those involved in this morning’s accident in Nashville.
“We are still gathering details and will cooperate with local authorities as they investigate this matter,” he said.
This accident demonstrates how a small error or a lapse of concentration, can prove deadly when the vehicles in question are massive tractor trailers. There are many reasons for tractor-trailer accidents, ranging from fatigue to badly loaded trucks, mechanical faults or drugs and alcohol. When a trucker is found to be negligent on the roads of the United States, his trucking company or another party may be liable.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is the author of The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. We also represent people who have been hurt or the families of those who have been killed, in other states. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.