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  • The Holidays Are an Especially Dangerous Time for Drunk Driving Accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 27, 2010

    Law enforcement officers who respond to drunk driving accidents know just how terrible these accidents can be. Veteran officers who have had to scrape up body parts want the general public to share their concern about minimizing the bloody toll that impaired driving can take - especially at the holidays. That's why Tennessee state troopers are out in force this year between Thanksgiving and New ...
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  • Federal Regulators to Require Backup Cameras for Vehicles

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 20, 2010

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, backup accidents involving a vehicle backing over a person kill 300 people and cause 18,000 injuries in an average year. The problem of backup accidents has become so pronounced, it drew the attention of Congress. In 2007, Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, named for a toddler who was killed when ...
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  • Cold Weather Keeps One Truck Accident From Being All Too Serious

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 15, 2010

    A 78-year-old widower from East Nashville decided it was too cold to spend the afternoon in his favorite chair in the glass sunroom attached to his house. At least this once, the uncharacteristic cold in our region turned out to be a lifesaver -- it saved the man from a potentially serious car accident . The spate of chilly weather meant that the elderly gentleman was taking a bit of rest in his ...
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  • Woman May Be Held Liable for Car Accident After Thief Stole Car

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 13, 2010

    The Tennessee Court of Appeals at Nashville made an interesting ruling last week in a personal injury case. In May 2007, a Murfreesboro woman, her granddaughter and a friend were innocently driving along when they were struck by a stolen 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by the thief. Just before the accident at 4:53 p.m., the Murfreesboro Police had been pursuing the stolen car in a high-speed ...
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  • AAA Warns Risk of Alcohol Related Crash Spikes Over New Year's

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 10, 2010

    As 2010 draws to a close, the New Year's holiday and all the festivities it entails is around the corner. A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that this coming weekend may be one of the most dangerous weekends to be on the road. The AAA study found that the average number of deaths from alcohol-related automobile accidents on New Year's Day was almost 150 percent ...
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