3 Injured after T-Bone Crash Pushes Vehicle into Barn in Springfield

Posted in Car Accident,Tennessee Accident Law on August 22, 2017

Three people suffered injuries that required treatment at local hospitals after a T-bone collision pushed a vehicle into a nearby barn in Robertson County on Friday.

Per a report by Smokey Barn News, the crash happened at the intersection of Memorial Blvd and William Woodard Drive just before 10:30 p.m.

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that despite both vehicles that were involved in the crash sustaining major damage, the occupants suffered only minor injuries.

One of the vehicles was traveling east on William Woodard Drive and carrying one adult and one 9-year-old child. It collided with a pickup truck traveling north on Memorial Blvd.

The impact of the collision caused the car to exit the roadway and crash into the side of the barn.

Emergency responders closed Memorial Blvd to one lane while troopers with the THP investigated the crash and removed the vehicles from the scene. Meanwhile, the victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

In addition to the THP, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, Robertson County EMS, North Robertson Fire & Rescue, and Springfield Fire Department were called to the accident scene.

3 Common Causes of T-Bone Accidents

Along with head-on collisions and rollover crashes, T-bone accidents are among the most dangerous types of car accidents—especially for the occupants on the side of the vehicle that gets impacted by another car, truck, or SUV. When a larger vehicle T-bones a smaller vehicle, all occupants may be at risk of suffering severe and even life-threatening injuries.

At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys have helped many T-bone accident victims over the years, and we know that they occur because of three common reasons:

  • Running a red light or stop sign

Traffic lights and stop signs are highly effective at keeping traffic moving in the right direction and helping to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, drivers don’t always obey traffic lights and stops signs. When they run them, they may T-bone other vehicles that are passing through the same intersections.

  • Failure to yield

Whether it’s at a yield sign or at a flashing red light at an intersection, yielding is necessary in certain situations for traffic to continue flowing smoothly. At yield signs, drivers should slow down no matter what and come to a complete stop if oncoming traffic is approaching. At flashing red lights, drivers should come to a complete stop and then proceed when the intersection is clear.

  • Illegal left turn

If they’re not done at a safe time, left turns expose drivers and their passengers to serious T-bone collisions, as their vehicles are briefly in the path of oncoming traffic. Left turns should only be taken when drivers have green lights and turn signals, or green lights with no oncoming traffic. When turning left at a stop sign or at an area outside of an intersection, make sure you either have the right of way or the road is clear before beginning the turn.

In addition to these three common causes, our legal team has also helped victims who were injured due to other people’s distracted driving, reckless driving, and impaired or intoxicated driving. In many cases, victims of T-bone accidents are literally blindsided—struck by other vehicles without any indication or warning that an accident was about to happen. Because they’re unable to brace themselves or prepare for impact, their injuries can be severe.

If you or someone you know was hurt in a T-bone accident, Matt Hardin Law may be able to assist you. We know that many T-bone crashes are caused by negligent and careless drivers, and it’s our goal to help victims protect their rights to compensation and prove to the insurance company that the other driver was at fault.

Get in touch with us today for a free consultation, and let us show you how we can fight for your family and your right to the money you deserve. Dial (615) 200-1111 or complete a free online form.