RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – A La Vergne man is facing charges following a crash on Saturday blamed on distracted driving, WKRN reports.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a Pontiac Vibe driven by 33-year-old Charles Jackson slammed into the back of a Rutherford County patrol vehicle at mile marker 67 on Interstate 24 east. The Ford Explorer deputy vehicle was unoccupied at the time, and was responding to a previous crash.
Troopers said the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights were on and were visible for more than a mile. Jackson told police he was on his phone when the crash occurred, and he has been charged with reckless driving.
He was treated at Stone Crest Medical Center for injuries sustained in the incident.
Distracted driving continues to be a contributing factor in many serious accidents, with more drivers using cell phones when behind the wheel. If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, our compassionate Nashville car accident lawyers can handle your claim for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.