Jefferson Co, TN – Officer Transporting Inmate Airlifted Following Crash on I-40Tennessee Legal News
Jefferson Co, TN (March 09, 2021) – An officer transporting an inmate to Cocke County Jail was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being injured in an accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Jefferson County.
According to officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a transport officer driving a 2019 Dodge Charger was transferring a female inmate to Cocke County Jail when they were forced to brake suddenly in order to avoid crashing into the rear of the vehicle in front of them when it abruptly slowed to avoid a tire rolling down the interstate.
After braking, the Charger changed lanes directly in front of a 2009 Thomas Transit Bus. The bus struck the back of the Charger, pushing it into the median.
Rea Eidson, a 49-year-old transport officer from Cocke County, was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
The inmate in the Charger was unharmed during the incident, as was the bus driver.
The officer’s condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Jefferson County
Driving a vehicle comes with some inherent dangers. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in 2013, more than 167,000 traffic accidents took place across the state. Out of those 167,000 collisions, around 11% were the result of some type of distracted driving. This means that one of the biggest hazards on Tennessee’s roadways is other drivers.
People who suffered injuries or families who lost someone they love in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver are entitled to solicit financial compensation for their physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, the Tennessee car accident attorneys at Fox & Farmer are here to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery to which Tennessee state law entitles you.
With a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the state’s judicial system, our experienced car accident attorneys know how to the right way to construct a profitable Tennessee personal injury claim. We have worked hard to earn our esteemed reputation as one of the foremost law firms in the area and are proud of the valuable legal experience we have gained during the course of our careers.
If you were recently injured by the carelessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (865) 531-9400 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your Tennessee car accident claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.
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