• March 21, 2023

Three Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-40 in Loudon County, TN

Loudon County, TN -- March 19, 2023, three people were injured following an accident where an 18-wheeler and a car collided.

Investigators said that the situation happened at around 4:30 p.m. approaching Buttermilk Road. Initial details are still under investigation. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said that a semi-truck and a car were both going eastbound along I-40. For reasons unclear, the semi-truck "hit a car," then overturned.

Three Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-40 in Loudon County, TN

As a result of the crash, both drivers and one other person from the car were injured. It appears the semi driver had to be flown from the scene. Currently, no further information is available.

There are plenty of reports like this one where the language is very vague, and it can lead people to jump to conclusions while there are still a lot of blanks to fill in. Certainly, officials saying a truck "hit" someone could mean that truck driver was speeding, on their phone, following too closely, not checking their blind spot, etc. But it could just as easily refer to a car cutting them off, driving recklessly below the speed limit, or swerving to avoid some other reckless driver that left the scene. That's why I continue to emphasize the importance of letting the evidence speak for itself. Unless the facts are clear, conclusions are likely no more than baseless speculation.


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