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Man suffers personal injury after hit and run accident on bike

Hit-and-run accidents are taken very seriously by authorities in Tennessee and across the county. When accidents occur, there are consequences for victims involved as well as individuals whose negligent actions may have contributed to a crash. It is certainly upsetting for victims to learn that negligent drivers do not remain at the scene of a crash, but most find assurance with authorities' diligence to locate hit-and-run drivers. Sadly, one family is faced with unanswered questions, following the death of their loved one who suffered a fatal personal injury in a hit-and-run crash.

Authorities became aware of a crash in the late evening. Once at the scene, they found a 66-year-old bicycle rider who had suffered a serious injury following a crash. The vehicle that crashed into the man was not at the scene of the crash.

Car accidents: Two dead after crash

The slightest distraction while operating a vehicle can be a danger to the driver and anyone around him or her on the roadway. Drivers with all levels of experience may experience serious and fatal car accidents as a result of distractions. It is unknown what events preceded a recent fatal accident in Tennessee, but two drivers are now dead as a result.

The accident occurred at night on a section of the road that is reportedly common for accidents. For unknown reasons, a retired police chief crossed a double yellow line in the road and struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. His vehicle then struck a third vehicle operated by a 62-year old man.

Personal injury: Crash with large truck results in serious injury

A motor vehicle accident can wreck an individual's day, week, month and/or year. A simple accident can result in property damage, and it can be a hassle filing insurance claims and scheduling repair work. More serious accidents can result in serious personal injury, which can change a victim's quality of life temporarily or permanently and result in considerable medical expenses. One Tennessee woman was in a serious accident recently, and the extent to which her injuries will impact her life are unknown.

The accident occurred in the middle of the day while the 54-year-old woman was driving east on U.S. 90. She was driving an SUV when a 38-year-old man turned into her path. The man was driving a U-Haul truck at the time of the accident. Reportedly, he had been stopped at a stop sign prior to pulling out in front of the woman's vehicle.

US Supreme Court rules on personal injury lawsuit

The Federal Tort Claims Act allows many government agencies to claim immunity from lawsuits, but there are some exceptions. When and how a government agency such as the Tennessee Valley Authority can face a personal injury lawsuit is confusing. Personal injury attorneys are familiar with the complexity and how unusual circumstances may warrant litigation, such as a case like a recent man's lawsuit following a boating accident involving the TVA.

A man and woman filed a lawsuit against the TVA following a fatal accident on the Tennessee River. During a boat ride with another man, the boat was struck by a large electrical conductor. The strange accident occurred as the TVA was trying to remove a power line from the river. Sadly, the other man suffered serious injuries and died.

Music can be deadly on the road

Music has played a critical role in establishing Nashville as a city. It’s considered the “Music City” of the nation for a reason. You can hear just by taking a walk outside, whether it’s coming from a nearby music bar, outdoor concert or blasting from the back of someone’s car.

Unfortunately, some people can get carried away if they turn up the volume at the wrong time. Even though turning on the car radio isn’t considered as bad as texting while driving, it can still distract you enough to alter your performance on the road. Residents and tourists should know how dangerous it is if you let music control you too much during your daily tasks.

Motorcycle accidents: Teen driver pulled out in front of rider

It is understandably easy to make a mistake when learning a new skill. Mistakes often help an individual improve on a learned skill. Unfortunately, a mistake made as a novice driver can result in serious or even fatal consequences for anyone on the roadway. Sadly, a new driver was recently involved in one of Tennessee's recent tragic motorcycle accidents.

According to reports, a 53-year-old man was riding his 2014 Harley-Davidson when the crash occurred. The crash occurred on a state route in the afternoon, and it involved a teenage driver operating a large pickup truck. Reportedly, the 16-year-old driver pulled out into the path of the motorcycle rider, resulting in the crash. 

Teens may need reminders for safe driving habits around big rigs

Young drivers often revel in the freedoms that come with their newly-earned driver’s licenses. However, in their excitement to handle their transportation needs on their own, teens may forget some of the safe driving habits they learned early on, which can lead to hazardous situations.

Parents of new drivers may help protect their teens by providing periodic reminders about safe driving habits. In particular, make sure your teen knows how to drive safely when near big rigs. While all safety tips are important, it is especially important for drivers to know how to safely share the road with big rigs because crashes between these large trucks and passenger vehicles can be much more serious than similar types of crashes between two passenger vehicles.

Focus on safety this motorcycle season

Beautiful weather means peak riding season for motorcyclists. Being on the open road with the sunshine and warm temperatures makes it easy to forget your cares. Motorcycle safety, however, is not one thing that should slip your mind. Motorcycle accidents kill dozens each year, and injure even more There are far too many stories of motorcycle rides turning deadly. These fatalities are often preventable.

Motorcycle-related fatalities in Tennessee are up 38 percent since 2014. Fatalities have increased in four of the last five years. After motorcycle-related fatalities decreased in 2017, we saw 32 more in 2018, making it the deadliest year for riders in the last five years. That’s not the direction these numbers should trend with the amount of motorcycle safety information available to us.

Victim suffers personal injury when car was crushed by concrete

Accidents occur on Tennessee roadways on a daily basis. Typically, many accidents will share similarities and may be the result of reckless, distracted driving and/or weather hazards. For one individual, he or she suffered personal injury from an unusual car accident that officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation are saying is a "once-in-a-lifetime accident."

The unusual accident occurred at one of the busiest Tennessee interstate intersections at the I-75 and I-24 split. For unknown reasons, a large piece of concrete railing fell from a bridge at the intersection onto a traveling vehicle below. The vehicle was crushed. The occupant was reported as injured, and the severity of the victim's injuries are unknown.

Officer suffers personal injury from driver on ATV

Rules and laws for Tennessee roadways exist for the safety of all travelers, no matter what type of vehicle they travel. The laws also exist to protect travelers on foot. Sadly, a long-time police officer suffered serious personal injury after an unusual crash. He was hit and drug down the street by a four-wheeler traveling with a group of other reckless drivers on ATVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes.

Reportedly, dozens of drivers took to Tennessee roads on ATVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes. Witnesses report observing the drivers making wheelies, running red lights and making illegal turns as they traveled the streets. One report claimed that as many as 100 people traveled with the group.

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