Three Tennessee car accidents cause personal injuries, gridlock

Tennessee roads were gridlocked on the first day after the long Independence Day weekend. People suffered personal injuries in at least three major traffic accidents yesterday, which closed traffic on area roads and created a traffic nightmare for many commuters.

Lane drift is one of the leading factors in highway car accidents in the Nashville area and throughout Tennessee. A serious multiple-car accident was caused yesterday on I-24 in Rutherford County because of lane drift. Four people suffered personal injuries and emergency crews had to airlift the car accident victims to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The car accident was caused when two drivers attempted to change into the same lane on the highway. A van driver said that he was driving on eastbound I-24 when he noticed a Toyota Camry in the lane. The van canceled the lane change and the Camry driver attempted to go back to her original lane but overcorrected. The Camry flew into the I-24 median and hit a sign. The Camry then went into opposing traffic where it was hit by a Nashville man's Mercedes near the 71-mile marker at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Almost a dozen people were injured in a Dickson County truck accident on I-40 an hour earlier. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that the driver of a truck swerved when his tire blew out. The truck hit a guard rail and rolled, injuring 11 adults, two of whom were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Three more people were injured on Interstate 65 by the Sumner and Davidson County lines. That accident involved a roll-over that happened when a vehicle entered from the Louisville ramp and clipped the front of another car.

Source: The Tennessean, "3 wrecks caused gridlock on interstates Tuesday,"

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