February 24, 2014
There are many reasons that can be given as the cause of a motor vehicle accident, but poor infrastructure design has been listed as a contributing factor in Nashville Car Accidents occurring along a particular stretch of highway.
In Aug. 2011, a driver reported driving along I-440 when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction lost control and crashed over the median of the highway. The vehicle then struck a truck, killing its 50-year-old driver. Then, last summer, a similar incident occurred on the highway near the Murphy Road exit. In all, a total of 11 crashes involving a vehicle crossing the median of the highway have occurred along I-440 since 2008.
In an effort to correct the problem, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has began investigating what actions could be taken to improve safety and reduce crash numbers along the highway. Their team is looking at problematic hills and curves in the road that could be corrected through infrastructure improvements and equipment upgrades, such as new guardrails. Read more about the proposed safety projects here.
Michael D. Ponce & Associates and their team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers faulty road design can pose to motorists and are hopeful safety improvement projects are approved along I-440 in order to keep motorists safe!