Trucking Laws and Regulations

Improperly Secured Loads Cause 2 Tennessee Truck Accidents

by Staff Blogger | April 9th, 2014

Tractor trailer drivers must abide by stringent safety standards to help prevent accidents, including properly securing vehicle loads to prevent cargo shifts while moving.

A recent Tennessee Truck Accident that injured three people highlighted this danger. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, along the southbound lanes of I-65, outside Millersville.

An article from News Channel 5 states that a big rig was driving along the highway when it lost it’s load, causing a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles. Two motorists remain in critical condition, while another sustained less serious injuries.

Less than an hour later, another truck accident was reported in the northbound lanes of the highway a mile up the road when a piece of another tractor trailer’s load dislodged and struck a vehicle. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.

These crashes leave many motorists wondering what actions they should take in the event of a truck accident. The Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that speaking with an attorney may be the best option. We are available to help anytime by calling 888-977-9912.