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Car accidents: Driver, passenger killed in wrong way crash

Remaining safe on Tennessee roadways is dependent on weather and road conditions and the behavior of drivers. When drivers neglect to drive in a safe manner, serious car accidents can occur. Sadly, a recent late night accident resulted in the death of two individuals and injuries to others.

According to the investigation report, the 52-year-old driver of a car drove on the wrong side of the road. As a result, the vehicle crashed into an oncoming sedan. The unsuspecting 25-year-old driver of the sedan suffered serious injuries and did not survive the crash.

Truck accidents: One man killed after crash with semi

Lives can change in a moment. Lives are quickly changed on Tennessee roadways every day as a result of car and truck accidents. Moments of drivers looking away from the road, texting and driving, driving intoxicated, and more can all result in serious accidents. Sadly, a semi and a smaller vehicle crossed paths on a recent night resulting in the death of one man.

Very few details have been released in the pending investigation. Authorities have confirmed that the vehicles involved in the accident were a larger tractor-trailer truck and a smaller vehicle. Reportedly, the driver of the smaller vehicle was a 52-year-old man. No other drivers or passengers were identified to be involved in the wreck.

Strict cell phone bans save motorcyclists

Distracted driving – especially electronic related – is a widely concerning public safety hazard. Despite stricter laws and publicity campaigns, we continue to see drivers around us using their phones while behind the wheel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine people are killed and thousands more injured each day across the country.

Anything can create a distraction while driving – other passengers, a pet, food – but the CDC finds that texting is by far the most dangerous. Texting combines three dangerous components while driving in that you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel and your attention away from the road. In the seconds it takes to send a text, you travel the length of a football field if you’re traveling at 55 MPH.

Car accidents: Head-on collision kills driver and injures others

Drivers must focus more than ever to keep their eyes on the road. Prior to the use of mobile phones, there were plenty of distractions all around a driver, such as the scenery on the road, other occupants of a vehicle, radios and more. Mobile phones and other technology, such as navigation systems, are a significant added distraction and can result in serious car accidents. Although it is not known if a recent crash is the result of a driver's use of a cell phone, something resulted in the Tennessee driver committing a fatal driving error.

The 58-year-old driver of a sedan was traveling in the opposite direction of a minivan when the crash occurred. For unknown reasons, she traveled across the center line and struck the minivan. The sedan driver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. She suffered serious injuries and did not survive.

Car accidents: Single car crash results in two deaths

There has been an increase in the number of traffic-related fatalities in Tennessee this year compared to data from the previous year. In 2017, 984 deaths were reported as a result of car accidents, and 1,014 fatalities have been reported in 2018. Authorities sadly anticipate that there may be more fatalities before the year comes to an end. Unfortunately, a single car crash recently added to the number of fatalities in Tennessee when two passengers were killed.

The events proceeding the accident are unknown. The sedan that crashed contained three passengers and a driver. At some point, it drove off of the interstate and into a wooded area. It came to a stop after striking a tree.

Study shows teens most at-risk to text while driving

You’ve seen it–the driver in the car next you is at the wheel with their eyes down, phone in hand, and very often, it’s a young adult.

Distracted driving is a leading cause of traffic fatalities and the CDC numbers are scary. They estimate nine people are killed and thousands more injured daily across the country as a result of distracted driving.

Cell phone distraction results in man's fatal personal injury

Families of deceased victims involved in motor vehicle accidents often find it overwhelming to process insurance claims, police reports, medical and burial expenses. In cases where the findings of an accident are complicated and difficult to understand, families may find the assistance of a personal injury attorney helpful when processing the aftermath of a fatal accident. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash involving a motorist and a bicycle rider that resulted in the rider's death.

Two men were traveling along the same road when the crash occurred. A 53-year-old man was driving a motor vehicle when he apparently messed with his cell phone. Distracted by his phone, he didn't realize he had traveled outside of his lane. He crashed into the bicycle of a 51-year-old man.

Motorcyclists continue to make Tail of the Dragon a deadly road

As a resident of Tennessee, you have no doubt heard or maybe even experienced the highway known as the Tail of the Dragon. The correct term in this case is experienced, since the highway features 318 twists and turns with not one being the same as another. The Tail of the Dragon is also unique because it does not have any intersecting roads and there are no houses on the stretch of road that may have a driveway. There are also no businesses located on the highway. This means clear sailing. These factors add up to creating quite an adventure and challenge for motorcyclists. 

Man suffers serious personal injury after school bus crash

A Tennessee State trooper witnessed and helped rescue a victim from a recent horrific motor vehicle collision. The crash occurred between a public school bus and an SUV. Sadly, the driver of the SUV suffered serious personal injury and remains under medical care. 

A trooper was nearby when he witnessed the crash. Reportedly, the school bus pulled out into the path of the SUV, resulting in the collision. Fortunately, the bus driver was on his way to pick up elementary aged students, and no children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Car accidents: Woman killed and man injured in crash

Tennessee drivers are responsible for their own safety and for the safety of others on the road around them, whether those other individuals are pedestrians, bicycle riders or individuals in other vehicles. In addition to looking out for others on the road, drivers are also responsible for the safety of the passengers in their vehicles and could be held liable for personal injury passengers suffer in serious car accidents. One man has recently been charged with the injuries and death that resulted for a passenger in his vehicle after he crashed into a tree.

Although the investigation is pending, authorities have sorted out some details of the crash. Reportedly, the driver was speeding around a curve just prior to the crash and lost control of his vehicle. Unfortunately, he crashed into a tree, and he was injured after he was ejected from his vehicle. His 22-year-old passenger was sadly killed as a result of the crash.

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