Blog Posts in September, 2011

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  • Tennessee woman works toward recovery after serious car accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 28, 2011

    Nearly one year ago, an Oak Ridge, Tennessee, woman was involved in a car accident that left her seriously injured . While the accident happened last November, she still has a way to go before she recovers. She suffered injuries that could not easily be repaired and most of her recovery has been through physical therapy. The accident happened as the woman was driving along Melton Lake Drive in Oak ...
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  • Restrictions on Cadmium in Jewelry Help to Protect Children From Injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 28, 2011

    It's fairly widely known that there are still problems with lead in children's toys. That issue has been around for several years, and it is not yet fully resolved. Meanwhile, other dangers have appeared. One such danger that is cause for concern is cadmium in jewelry. Cadmium is a bluish-white metal that can become an environmental hazard. It is used in many children's jewelry and other trinkets ...
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  • Motorist rear ends, injures Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper

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

    We have all thought about what would happen if we are rear ended by a careless driver. What if the other driver is traveling at highway speeds? What if he or she is so distracted that he or she doesn't notice you are stopped until it is too late to even apply the brakes? What happens if you and your car are trapped between the car that smashed into yours and the car in front of you? All of these ...
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  • Accident investigation leads to proposed cellphone ban for truckers

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

    Thousands of tractor trailers pass through Nashville every month, creating the potential for a serious accident. Trucks can weigh up to 40 tons and travel at high speeds while on the freeway, which can be a deadly combination in a collision. It is also no surprise that distracted driving causes a lot of car accidents, but after a particularly tragic accident in Kentucky last year, the National ...
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  • "Safe driving" phone app comes to Nashville

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 19, 2011

    Residents of Nashville and all over Tennessee are aware of the dangers of texting while driving . Distracted driving in general causes serious accidents, property damage and takes countless lives. Texting requires a driver to take his or her eyes off of the road and in the time it takes to send a message, it could be too late to prevent serious injury or death. In an effort to combat distracted ...
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  • Murfreesboro bus driver backs into car when dropping off children

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

    Everyone knows that the larger the vehicle, the more damage it can do in an accident. Cars, motorcycles and pedestrians are no match for tractor-trailers and busses. A car accident between a bus and a car can lead to catastrophic injuries , property damage or death. In a recent bus accident in Murfreesboro, the driver of the car that was hit or the children onboard the bus easily could have been ...
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  • Off-duty deputy crashes into La Follette home, injures one

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

    We expect that our homes will serve as a place of refuge. When we are at home, we are safe, comfortable and protected from many of the dangers of the world. When a freak accident happens in our homes, however, it is reasonable to expect the person responsible for the accident will be held accountable. Unfortunately for a La Follette, Tennessee, family, it seems an off-duty sheriff's deputy brought ...
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  • Passenger injured after driver starts drag race in Clarksville

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

    Passengers can expect that the driver of the car they are riding in will get them to their destination without any dangerous driving. Passengers can assume that a driver will follow the law and drive with their safety in mind. When passengers are injured in a car accident, however, they can sue the driver if the driver was driving recklessly. A 24-year-old man was recently hospitalized at ...
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  • Semi truck injures a train employee in train-semi explosion

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 7, 2011

    Train crossings can be extremely dangerous and motorists should always follow posted signs and lights when a train is approaching. The size and velocity of a train can easily cause severe injuries to a motorist, but inattentive drivers can also cause injuries to train operators. In this story, a train operator was injured in a truck accident after a tractor-trailer driver inattentively moved his ...
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  • Lee University pedestrians injured in car accident

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

    A current Lee University student and a recent graduate were recently hospitalized when a van hit them as they walked on campus. The pedestrian accident has also left many students and university officials concerned about campus safety. The Lee University Vice President of Administration told WRCB 3 that he will be working with city officials to brainstorm improving student safety. A pedestrian ...
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