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October 2018 Archives

Truck accidents: Loose metal from semi results in death

In a recent article, the Tennessee Truck Driving School has stated that it educates drivers on the importance of safety while driving in addition to operating instructions. Important safety measures taught include thorough truck inspections, maintenance and road rules. Part of a safety inspection can include removing small rocks from tires, securing truck parts and contents, and ensuring systems such as the brakes are in working order to prevent truck accidents. Sadly, a loose truck piece is the reason one family is grieving the recent death of a loved one.

Personal injury: What happens after a scooter accident?

Some people in Tennessee have discovered a new way to get around town. Electric scooters manufactured by companies such as Bird and Lime have begun operating in many areas by offering electric scooters for public use. Anyone in the city has the ability to rent a scooter by connecting it to an application on a smartphone. While the scooters are helping many people travel longer distances in a shorter amount of time, riders could be at risk for personal injury.

Tennessee ranks among the highest in nation for bad drivers

Have you been driving anywhere around the state of Tennessee and encountered some bad drivers? Did you think to yourself that Tennessee has the worst drivers in the country? If you thought that, you would be wrong. The worst drivers are in Mississippi. Tennessee is actually second when it comes to bad drivers. This conclusion comes from a new study that ranked drivers nationally. The South did not fare to well at all, as five of the top 10 states were all below the Mason Dixon line. 

Pedestrian deaths increasing nationally and locally

An increasing problem both locally in Tennessee and nationally is the continued increase in pedestrian injuries and deaths. Nationally in 2017, nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed which was a number that had not been reached in the last 25 years. Closer to home in Tennessee, the number of pedestrian deaths has also been going up. Memphis ranks among the top 25 large cities for its pedestrian fatality rate, Knoxville came in at 47 and Nashville was at number 70 on the list.

Truck accidents: Young girl dies from injuries

A multitude of motor vehicles share Tennessee roadways in a wide range of sizes and weight. Smaller vehicles often do not fare well when they are involved in truck accidents due to the size difference. Unfortunately, smaller vehicles are at risk when negligent driving occurs such as distracted driving, trucker fatigue or inadequate maintenance of commercial trucks. Sadly, a Tennessee community is mourning the loss of a young girl following a fatal crash.

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