Trucking accidents come in all shapes and sizes. Along with that, they result in all different kinds of harm from property damage to catastrophic personal injury. One Tennessee state trooper is counting his blessings after emerging almost unscathed from a trucking accident that completely destroyed his vehicle.
The young trooper had only been on the job for less than a year when the accident occurred last April. According to reports, the trooper was sitting inside his car finishing his report on another accident when his biggest fear became a reality. A tractor-trailer crashed into the rear of the automobile, sending the car all the way across Interstate 24.
The scene of the accident looked so bad that any passersby probably assumed the occupants had not survived. Fortunately, this was not the case. First responders had to pry open the vehicle’s door, but the trooper stepped out and walked away from the crash with only minor injuries. After less than two weeks away from work for recovery, the victim is now back at working helping to serve and protect Tennessee residents.
The driver of the tractor-trailer received a citation for the failure to maintain the lane and for violating the “move over law.” Reportedly, more citations are expected to be issued as the trucking accident remains under investigation.
For the victim, the outcome of this trucking accident could have been far worse. He probably feels lucky, but has a good understanding of how the accident may have turned out. It is a good example of tragedy averted, but it is also a reminder that trucking accidents can happen when they are least expected. Those who experience these accidents, but suffer more severe injuries, can seek a solution under the guidance of an injury attorney.
Source: News Channel 9 ABC, “State trooper returns to the road after car crushed by semi truck in Manchester,” Aaron Farrar, May 11, 2018