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At least three victims were killed, and one seriously injured, in two separate wrecks involving commercial ...
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The Holidays Are an Especially Dangerous Time for Drunk Driving Accidents
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 27, 2010Law 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 ...Continue Reading
Federal Regulators to Require Backup Cameras for Vehicles
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 20, 2010According 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 ...Continue Reading
Cold Weather Keeps One Truck Accident From Being All Too Serious
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 15, 2010A 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 ...Continue Reading
Woman May Be Held Liable for Car Accident After Thief Stole Car
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 13, 2010The 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 ...Continue Reading
AAA Warns Risk of Alcohol Related Crash Spikes Over New Year's
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 10, 2010As 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 ...Continue Reading
$13,500 Offered in Case of Thrown Fan Motor That Injured Driver
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 9, 2010McMinn County officials announced today that the reward pledge has grown to $13,500 for information in the case of the fan motor thrown from an overpass onto I-75. The thrown motor struck a bus carrying the Lee University a cappella group Voices of Lee, crashing through the windshield and causing personal injury to the bus driver. The incident occurred on the night of November 28. Voices of Lee ...Continue Reading
Teen Who Fled Fatal Car Accident on Thanksgiving Turns Self In
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 6, 2010At about 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, a 2004 Mazda 3 sedan with four teenagers inside was traveling north Hamilton Church Road at a high rate of speed, according to a report by Nashville Metro Police. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the car and swerved off the right side of the road near the Hobson Pike intersection. He then over-corrected and swung too far over to the left, ...Continue Reading
Teen Mourned After Fatal Trucking Accident Thanksgiving Weekend
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 2, 2010A 17-year-old girl from Murfreesboro suffered fatal injuries in a trucking accident on Saturday, November 27. She was a junior at Riverdale High School. A family member told the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal that she was riding with her boyfriend, also 17, who was seriously injured in the truck-car accident. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Joe Smith, the two 17-year-olds were ...Continue Reading
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