Unsecured Truck Load Leads to Closing Tennessee Highway for Several Hours

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A semi-truck carrying coils of steel crashed into another 18-wheeler on a Tennessee highway after the coils it was carrying came loose and fell from the trailer. According to the other driver, the load shifted as the semi changed lanes causing the loose cargo. “When 23,000 pounds of coil of steel shifts, it’ll flip a truck right over.” The coils damaged parts of the highway, including the median, and resulted in the highway being closed for cleanup. Thankfully, neither driver sustained serious injury in this accident, however unsecured loads can present dangerous conditions for Tennessee travelers. Unsecured Loads on Tennessee Highways Create Risk…

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Highway Dangers in Memphis: I-55 and Exploding Fuel Tanker Trucks

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Just last week, I-55 was closed to northbound traffic after a gas tanker truck ran into a guardrail near Crump Blvd, causing two of its tanks to explode. No injuries were reported in the recent crash. Investigators determined that the driver was traveling over the speed limit and failed to properly navigate the curve in the highway. Memphis’ I-55 was the stage for a similar crash in March of this year as well, when two semi-trucks and one fuel tanker truck collided. The tanker was carrying 8600 gallons of gas; reports estimate 50 to 75 gallons leaked after impact. I-55…

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