Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One Crash Leads To Another In West Cookeville

They call it rubber necking, and authorities say it's a dangerous practice -- if not entirely preventable. It's what happens when people slow down to look at a wreck on the side of the road. The Putnam County sheriff's department says two rubberneckers who were looking at a crash scene on West Broad Street Monday evening ended up having a second wreck. The driver of one of the vehicles told Deputy Jeremy Nash that he had stopped to observe another crash that had occurred when he was rear-ended by the car behind him. The driver of that car also told the deputy that he had looked over at the accident for a "split second" before driving into the back end of the car ahead. Damage to both vehicles was said to be minor and no injuries were reported.