Driver negligence that results in serious injury to another person is treated seriously in Knox County. The gravity of this situation can be magnified when the driver at fault in the car accident was operating a tractor-trailer. The same can be said for a driver who flees the scene without even stopping to see if the people in the other vehicle need help; imagine the enormity of a collision that combines both circumstances. Tractor-trailer rigs are involved in more accidents locally that most people would like to believe; these accidents amount to a disappointing number of deaths and severe injuries. Fleeing the scene of such an accident is not only illegal, but many people believe it is immoral and perhaps indicative of driver negligence as well.
On August 23rd at about 5:30 pm, two tractor-trailers collided in a fiery crash on I-40 near the Watt Road exit. One of the two tractor-trailers caught fire. Debris from the accident then struck a separate pick-up truck driving nearby. Three people were taken to the hospital, and the injured truck driver was rushed to a burn unit. The driver of the tractor-trailer at fault subsequently fled the scene, in an apparent hit-and-run.
If you need more information about a personal injury matter (car wreck, truck accident, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), SSD/SSI matter, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611 or through our website at www.farmerdreiser.com.