Blog Posts in April, 2011

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  • Inexperience, distraction cause of most teen-driver car accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 29, 2011

    A new study by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that most car accidents involving teen drivers were caused by inexperience and distraction as opposed to reckless driving or alcohol. The information could help parents, law enforcement and advocacy groups address the real causes of motor vehicle wrecks that injure teens and put other drivers ...
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  • Hit-and-run driver who caused Tullahoma wrongful death arrested

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 27, 2011

    Just after midnight on March 26, an unknown driver in a beige or light brown Ford pickup truck caused the wrongful death of a 28-year-old mother of two from Tullahoma, who had been innocently crossing the street. Local police immediately put out the call for information from the public, and it seems that call paid off. The suspected hit-and-run driver, a 47-year-old man also from Tullahoma, was ...
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  • Better Use of Technology Could Prevent Many Bus Accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 27, 2011

    Around 750 million passengers ride on America's motor coaches and tour buses each year. They include sports teams traveling to games, senior groups off on a gambling junket and church groups headed on retreat. Yet, despite this traffic, motor coaches in the United States have fewer safety regulations and safety modifications than the typical mini-van - and this lack of regulation is costing lives. ...
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  • Patient describes horror of defective hip device to Senate panel

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 20, 2011

    Congressional subcommittees in both the House and Senate held hearings last week on the safety of the FDA approval process for medical devices in light of the global recall of defective hip replacements manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. As we reported on January 26 , numerous product liability lawsuits have been filed against DePuy alleging that metal parts in DePuy's ASR hip implants broke ...
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  • Man in wheelchair injured in car accident while crossing street

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 16, 2011

    Early Wednesday morning, a wheelchair-bound pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck while he was crossing an intersection at Murfreesboro Road and Plus Park Boulevard in south Nashville. Unfortunately, the pickup truck driver responsible for the car accident was driving without a license or insurance. The car- pedestrian accident occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. Witnesses told the Nashville Metro ...
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  • Grain Elevator Accidents Get Safety Agency's Attention

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 14, 2011

    Grain elevator accidents can pin agricultural workers beneath a torrent of grain that acts like quicksand. Last year, 26 men and boys died in these accidents, the most on record. A key federal agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has started a program to respond. The goal is to prevent personal injuries and fatalities in grain elevators. The program will organize safety ...
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  • Three injured in rush-hour car accident on Myatt Drive Thursday

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 8, 2011

    A drunk driver appears to be responsible for a car accident that sent three people to the hospital and shut down Myatt Drive in Madison during rush hour on Thursday morning. Nashville Metro Police have said an investigation is underway. The suspected drunk-driving accident occurred just after 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning on Myatt Drive near Myatt Industrial Drive in Madison. According to the police, ...
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  • Double-semi trucking accident on I-40 in Watertown injures one

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 2, 2011

    Just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning, there was a violent trucking accident between two semi tractor-trailers on I-40, which seriously injured one person and closed all westbound lanes of the Interstate. The truck wreck occurred in Wilson County, two miles before the Linwood Road exit to Watertown. According to police reports, on semi-truck had stopped on the shoulder of the road and was attempting ...
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