New technology promises to limit 18-wheeler crashes nationwide

Big-rig crashes: They are scary possibilities for every Tennessee driver who spends time on our state’s roads. The fact is that 18-wheeler crashes are notorious for their severity, often leaving victims with serious injuries that are difficult to recover from. Now, new technology promises to reduce the number of these dangerous incidents, as vehicles learn

3 factors that can lead to semi truck accidents

Semi truck drivers have to be safe as they transport their loads from one location to another. The safety of themselves and others on the roads depend on this. Unfortunately, semi truck accidents with passenger vehicles do occur. When these occur, injuries or death are likely. People who are involved in an accident with a

Are older commercial truck drivers a danger on the roads?

Many people have heard about the common dangers associated with commercial trucks. These include drivers who are working with little sleep and trucks that haven’t properly been maintained. However, there’s another potential danger — the increase in senior and even elderly drivers. Trucking companies are in need of more employees, while many seniors need some

Truck accident involving 4 vehicles kills 2

An accident reported at around 3 p.m. on a recent Friday in November resulted in at least one explosion and the death of three victims. The truck accident resulted in the closure of the westbound lanes of a Tennessee highway. The highway was only reopened at approximately 9:45 p.m. the same evening, after seven hours

Tractor-trailer accident claims life of serviceman

An automobile accident involving a tractor-trailer has claimed the life of a Chambersburg hometown hero who bravely served our country both domestically and abroad. The Army scout, who was a veteran of multiple tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was struck by a tractor-trailer while traveling through Tennessee. The tragic event occurred shortly

Army veteran killed in Tennessee truck accident

An army sergeant who served many duty tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan died in an accident over a recent weekend in October. The fatal Tennessee truck accident ended the life of a person called a hero by his best friends. The accident happened shortly after midday on a Saturday. At the time of the

40 percent of truck accidents linked to fatigue

Getting into a car wreck is always a stressful event, but an accident involving a commercial truck can be more than stressful – it can be catastrophic. The reason is based on simple physics. One vehicle weighs significantly more than the other, takes longer to stop and has more momentum when crashing into another vehicle.

Drowsy driver — sure recipe for truck accident

One often reads about the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence, but seldom of another lesser known danger — drowsy driving. A driver who has had too little sleep is a danger on the road. Many Tennessee readers likely recall the truck accident in which comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured. Lack

Semi-truck accident leads to criminal and civil charges

A civil claim was filed against an incarcerated truck driver approximately one year after a horrible accident. The June 2015 truck accident led to the death of six people, while many others were seriously injured. The plaintiff is allegedly the fiancé of the trucker, who is currently in a Tennessee jail. The accident involved nine

Responding to a car or truck accident can be hazardous

The narrow escape of four Tennessee police officers during the first week of June has highlighted the dangers involved in their jobs. Traffic and police officers who respond to a car or truck accident regularly find themselves exposed and in real danger of being hurt while responding to accidents. To date in 2016, six officers

Victims of 18-wheeler crashes — we can help

When an accident between a large semi-truck and a car or motorcycle happens, there is little doubt on who has the best chance of escaping unharmed. The consequences of 18-wheeler crashes can be catastrophic, leaving victims and/or their families devastated. To make matters worse, truck companies often have the financial means to do everything possible

Truck plus drowsy driver: Recipe for a truck accident

In a recent report released by an investigative news team, it came to light that the Tennessee Department of Transportation does not practice what it preaches. The slogan “Don’t Drive Drowsy” is used by TDOT on overhead message boards to create awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. During the severe snow storms experienced at

2 killed in Tennessee truck accident

Two people were tragically killed in an accident between a tanker and a car on a recent Tuesday in February. The truck accident happened during the late afternoon. When two or more people die in an accident, it is standard procedure for the accident to be reconstructed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Response

Conditions leading to 18-wheeler crashes

Thanksgiving weekend is synonymous with many Americans traveling to friends and family, leading to crowded roads. Not only will many motorists take to Tennessee roads, but also many big trucks. The increase in traffic, along with potentially wintry conditions, create risk for 18-wheeler crashes. In only three Tennessee counties, 2,896 semi-truck accidents have been recorded