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  • 2017 Is the Deadliest Year for Pedestrians in Nashville History

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 16, 2017

    19 pedestrians have been killed in car accidents in Nashville, TN this year, a new city record, with another month and a half left in the year. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office believes that the dangerous increase in fatal pedestrian crashes is heavily influenced by the city’s rapid growth. The majority of these accidents occurred on Bell Road, Murfreesboro Pike, Nolensville Pike, and Gallatin ...
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  • Nashville, Memphis Ranked Among Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 25, 2017

    Smart Growth America, an organization that focuses on research, advocacy and bringing smart growth practices to communities across the nation recently released a report that showed both Nashville and Memphis were among the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the country. The report, titled ‘Dangerous by Design 2016,’ ranked the 104 most dangerous large metro areas across the United States by ...
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  • General Motors Issues a Recall of More Than 4 Million Vehicles

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 22, 2016

    General Motors Co. announced a recall of almost 4.3 million of their vehicles from around the world back in September of this year over a defect with their airbag and seatbelt deployment software. More than 3.6 million of those vehicles are in the United States. General Motors reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the issue in question is with the sensor ...
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  • Tennessee's Most Dangerous Driving Cities

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 14, 2016

    With the main summer months approaching fast, more cars will be hitting the roads. Whether you’re on the road for your daily commute, setting out for an anticipated vacation destination, embarking on an epic road trip, or just walking alongside it as a pedestrian, the increased traffic only makes the roads more dangerous. According to a 2014 report from the National Complete Streets Coalition ...
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  • Proposed Car Seat Changes Needs Governor's Signature

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 11, 2016

    A new bill proposes to change current Tennessee standards surrounding car and booster seat usage. If passed, children will be required to ride in these protective seats for a longer period of time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asserts that car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in children between the ages of 1 and 13. While car seats were estimated to save an ...
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  • Brief History of Tennessee State Route 840

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 5, 2016

    If you live in Nashville, it is hard to miss hearing about Tennessee State Route 840. 77.28 miles in length, the highway serves Dickson, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. With the recent construction efforts and reopening, more drivers opt to take the route. However, with the increase in traffic, particularly with commercial trucks, the highway generates more congestion that can lead to more ...
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  • Ice and Sleet Make Driving Dangerous

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 22, 2016

    Tennessee is experiencing a stormy winter. The rain and snow that pass through the state not only chill the air, it causes the roads and streets to frost over with ice and slate. This does not fare well for those commuting through the cities. In just a day, there have been numerous crashes. On Wednesday, at least 26 crashes were reported by the Wilson County Emergency Management agency. The ...
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  • Car safety experts look to technology to reduce fatalities

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 17, 2015

    Every day, the greatest risk to safety encountered by people in Tennessee is traveling by motor vehicle. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, drivers and passengers on the roadways face a risk of death 300 times greater than people in commercial airplanes. Historically, advances in safety technology, like seat belts, have saved lives. Seat belts and other ...
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  • Fatality accident on Tennessee's Highway 14

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 9, 2015

    A five-car accident occurred on a section of Highway 14 on Nov. 6. The incident occurred north of Highway 385 at approximately 4:30 p.m. and resulted in two deaths. Four other individuals were injured in the accident, and three additional parties escaped the wreck without injury. Authorities indicate that the catalyst for the fatal collision was a pickup truck traveling south on Highway 14. The ...
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  • Campaign against drinking by young drivers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 3, 2015

    As Tennessee residents might know, a major cause of death among those under age 21 is motor vehicle accidents . Drinking and driving is implicated in approximately 25 percent of fatal accidents involving this age group, and almost 50 percent are drivers of the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has teamed with the Ad Council to conduct a campaign aimed at instructing ...
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  • The odds of dying in a car crash in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 19, 2015

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motor vehicle deaths have declined drastically in the past three years. This has been part of an overall decline since 1985 that has occurred largely because of improvements in car safety. However, it is still one of the most common causes of death in the United States. In 2013, there were 33,804 motor vehicle deaths out of 2.6 million ...
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  • Accident injuries in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 15, 2015

    Being in an auto accident is an unexpected, unsettling event that often leaves Tennessee victims feeling dazed and highly distressed. Many times, the shock of being involved in a catastrophic event can mask the symptoms of injuries, and signs of physical trauma may remain hidden for several hours or days. In addition, the presence of more severe bodily harm may overshadow other problems that may ...
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  • Anti-collision technology could prevent fatigue-related crashes

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Aug 24, 2015

    According to traffic safety experts, fatigued driving is a major cause of fatal car accidents each year in Tennessee and across the U.S. However, automakers are increasingly adding safety technology to their vehicles that could reduce such accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 25 percent of all fatal crashes are caused by drowsy drivers, which accounts for ...
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  • Drivers involved in high-speed accidents are often intoxicated

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 23, 2015

    Figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that accidents involving vehicles traveling at a speed above the posted limit claimed the lives of 197 people on the roads of Tennessee in 2012. Driving at an excessive speed was linked to about 30 percent of all fatal traffic accidents by the safety agency, and only 12 percent of these crashes occurred on interstate ...
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  • Sleeping driver blamed for fatal Interstate 40 crash

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 27, 2015

    Police in Tennessee believe that a poor decision made by a 22-year-old driver led to a collision that claimed the lives of two of his passengers and left a third critically injured on the morning of March 25. The man told responding officers that he pulled over onto what he believed was the shoulder of Interstate 40 to rest after feeling drowsy during a drive from Texas to Pennsylvania. However, ...
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  • Cutting down distracted driving accidents involving teens

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 25, 2015

    Tennessee residents may be aware that several awareness campaigns have been run recently to warn younger drivers about the dangers of texting while behind the wheel. While studies indicate that these campaigns have achieved a certain measure of success, a study led by an Oregon State University professor indicates that much work still needs to be done to reduce the amount of distracted driving ...
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  • Alcohol might have been a factor in fatal accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 17, 2015

    Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers were on the scene of a fatal accident that occurred on March 11. The car accident involved two vehicles that were traveling in Elk Valley, and troopers say alcohol might have been a factor. One person was killed and two other people were injured in the fatal car crash . Troopers were called to the location of the accident at the corner of Little Elk Creek Road and ...
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  • Tennessee crash leaves 1 person dead

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 10, 2015

    A multi-vehicle accident in Tennessee around midday on March 2 left one person dead. The accident occurred at a stoplight at Airport Road and Memorial Boulevard near the Murfreesboro Airport. A pickup truck was rear-ended by a dump truck, and the pickup hit another vehicle. That vehicle in turn hit a fourth. Despite being flown to a hospital nearby, the driver of the pickup truck died. The dump ...
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  • Tennessee woman injured by driver who admitted to prior drinking

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 3, 2015

    The Knoxville woman who allegedly caused a Feb. 14 car accident has admitted to police that she drank bourboun and took Xanax just before the incident. She also told authorities that she uses heroine. The 39-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and vehicular assault. According to a Tennessee State Trooper's report, the 39-year-old ...
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  • 1 dead, 5 injured in head-on crash

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 23, 2015

    Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that one person was killed and five other people were injured in a highway accident that took place on Feb. 14. The crash occurred in Roane County at about 1:44 p.m. and involved two vehicles that crashed head-on. Five of the accident victims, including the person who was killed, did not have seat belts on during the wreck. The fatal car crash occurred while a ...
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  • Identifying serious shoulder damage in a car accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 11, 2015

    A minor accident on Tennessee roads is not likely to cause serious shoulder trauma such as a fracture . However, an impact involving a high level of energy could result in serious injury, including tissue damage or bone fractures. Emergency response personnel at the scene of an accident might identify issues such as swelling, unusual physical appearance, or bruising of the shoulder area as ...
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  • Statistics about alcohol-impaired driving accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 19, 2015

    Nearly 30 people die every day in alcohol-impaired driving accidents, which is one fatality every 51 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Across the country, 10,322 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2012, and 348 of these traffic fatalities occurred in Tennessee. The number of alcohol-impaired driving crash deaths in 2012 accounted for 31 ...
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  • Whiplash as it pertains to traffic accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 14, 2015

    Tennessee residents may be wondering how common it is to receive a whiplash injury after a car accident. The American Association of Chiropractors has listed rear-end vehicle collisions as one of the most common causes of whiplash, which is also referred to as a hyper-extension injury. Any time the neck is suddenly impacted, causing a rapid back and forth movement, it is probable that ...
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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol investigating fatal accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 30, 2014

    The THP and Columbia Police Department were on the scene of an accident that killed two men on Dec. 23. A 45-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were apparently trapped in their vehicles after the collision. Once responders removed the men from the wreckage, they were transported to an area hospital, but they both died from their injuries. Three vehicles were involved in the wreck that occurred 3 ...
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  • 40-year-old man killed in highway accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 29, 2014

    A 40-year-old Tennessee man died following a crash on U.S. Interstate 40 on Dec. 18. According to a Tennessee State Police representative, the man was not using a seat belt. Two other individuals in another vehicle were also involved in the collision. The accident happened when the Knoxville man, driving a Toyota, hit the rear of a Toyota RAV4 in front of him, pushing it off the interstate. The ...
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