A semi tractor-trailer and a pickup truck collided on Interstate 24 in the Murfreesboro area on Wednesday, June 17.
Report of Vehicle on Fire
A press release indicates that the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department sent units to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m., after receiving a report of a vehicle on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished flames that engulfed the pickup truck, according to the Daily News Journal.
Three Taken to Hospitals
The driver previously exited the pickup, but he still suffered burns to his arms, legs, head and face. As a result, he required transport to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. As of late Wednesday night, his condition was unknown. The semi driver and a passenger were also injured in the crash. Emergency personnel transported them to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. The press release indicated that both sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the wreck.
Portion of Interstate Closed
Following the accident, westbound Interstate 24 required temporary closure between mile markers 76 and 80. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting an ongoing investigation into the cause or causes of the collision.
Although the investigation into this incident is in its preliminary stages, Tennessee state law provides a means for injured victims to seek compensation for their injuries when negligent conduct is reasonably asserted. Victims often seek monetary damages for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and possible lost wages.
If you or a family member suffers an injury in a traffic accident, it is possible to have the matter reviewed by Nashville truck accident attorneys focused on relevant aspects of Tennessee personal injury law. This consultation is free and without obligation. To ask your questions or to learn more, please contact us.