Multiple Collisions Reported over the Weekend in Nashville

Posted in Car Accident,Personal Injury,Tennessee Accident Law on June 22, 2015

Multiple Collisions Reported over the Weekend in Nashville

Two serious car accidents occurred over the weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, causing multiple people to suffer severe injuries and treatment at local hospitals.

A staff report by wkrn.com says that the first accident occurred on Fesslers Lane near Interstate 40 West. According to the report, a vehicle overturned near mile marker 212 around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver of the vehicle and a child were both injured in the accident and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police believe that slick roads played a role in causing the accident.

Another car accident was reported off Interstate 24 West near the Harding Pike exit. The report states that two people suffered injuries after their vehicle struck a median before crossing all lanes of traffic and colliding with a guardrail. The accident occurred around 4 a.m., and one person who was injured in the accident was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Nashville Metro Police stated that all victims of these car accidents are expected to survive their injuries.

The Nashville car accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law hope the victims of these accidents are able to quickly and fully recover from their injuries.

Safety Tips for Driving in Dangerous Conditions

Due to reduced visibility and vehicle traction, driving late at night, in the rain, or during a combination of both circumstances can be significantly more dangerous than driving during dry weather and during the daytime. To keep yourself and your family safe while driving during dangerous conditions, do your best to follow these tips:

  • Drive slowly.

The best advice for driving in any types of dangerous conditions is to simply slow down and drive at or below the speed limit. Driving at a reduced speed not only makes your vehicle less likely to lose traction on slick roads, but it also gives you much more control of your vehicle and time to react to avoid a possible collision. The worse the conditions are outside, the slower your speed should be.

  • Pull over and stop your vehicle if you can’t see the road.

While headlights and windshield wipers make it possible to drive in dangerous conditions, sometimes the combination is no match for Mother Nature. If it’s raining or snowing hard enough to significantly impair your view of the road, pull over to a safe area and wait for the rain or storm to pass. Attempting to drive during extremely heavy rainfall is dangerous for yourself and other drivers.

  • Turn off your bright lights when passing other vehicles.

Turning on your bright lights during low visibility conditions can make it much easier to see the roadway in front of you, but intensity of your lights can also significantly reduce visibility for other drivers. As soon as you see headlights approaching in the other lane, dim your bright lights momentarily while the other vehicle passes you headed in the other direction. If you’re facing a oncoming driver whose brights are still on, flash your lights a single time to signal that they should turn their bright lights off.

Driving is a necessary part of most people’s lives, and while there are inherent risks and dangers every time people get behind the wheel, those risks and dangers can significantly increase during certain weather conditions. Taking a cautious and slow approach is always the best course of action and can ultimately save lives.

If someone’s negligent behavior caused a car accident that injured you or someone you love, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your accident-related expenses. The Nashville auto accident lawyers at Matt Hardin Law have 20 years of experience helping injured victims get money for their medical bills, lost wages, and more, and we know what it takes to win.

Get in touch with us today by dialing (615) 200-1111 or complete our free and confidential online form.