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The usefulness of event data recorders in car accidents

An event data recorder (EDR) is what consumers know as the "black boxes" generally referred to in airplane accidents. What many people may not know is that approximately 91.6% of new passenger vehicles manufactured since 2006 already have EDRs installed. The types of data recorded by EDRs have developed a lot since the modules were first implemented. Today, EDRs may be used to add to and corroborate findings from traditional investigations into car accidents in Tennessee.

Motorcycle versus car accidents -- extra vigilance is needed

During this time of year in Tennessee, the cooler weather is ideal for motorcyclists to take out their bikes. Unfortunately, car accidents involving motorcycles are all too common. In Montgomery County, 121 accidents involving motorcycles have been reported so far this year. Six people died in these accidents.

8 fatal car accidents -- why have traffic authorities not acted?

A fatal accident on Interstate 440 on Aug. 19 has some asking questions about the lack of action by Tennessee traffic authorities because this incident is apparently one of many over the past four years. According to a recent report, the individual who recently lost his life is said to be the eighth victim killed on this stretch of road. The family members of at least one of the eight victims wants to know why the relevant authorities have not placed barriers on this dangerous section of the interstate to help prevent further car accidents.

Car accidents due to dangerous roadways: a possible claim?

While driver error or negligence is often thought to be the cause of vehicle accidents, people seldom consider that the accident may have been caused by a dangerous roadway. Roadways can be dangerous because of a flaw in the design or they can become dangerous when the responsible agencies in Tennessee do not perform the required maintenance. Sometimes car accidents can be a result of both driver negligence and dangerous road conditions.

Fatal Tennessee car wreck kills 2, injures 4

An early morning accident in Tennessee led to the death of two people. Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a car wreck just after 12:00 a.m. on a recent Saturday night. Apart from the 2 deceased victims, four other people suffered injuries when an SUV hit a pick-up truck from behind.

2 high school football players critically injured in car wreck

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that three high school football players were traveling in a car that was involved in a horrific accident on a recent Wednesday. The boys were reportedly on their way to join their team for practice when the single-vehicle car wreck occurred. Authorities did not state which of the three boys drove the car, but it was mentioned that criminal charges may be filed.

Police ID victim, driver of truck

The 4th of July weekend turned into a tragedy for a Tennessee family when the father was killed after being hit by a pick-up truck. The car wreck happened shortly after the traditional 4th of July fireworks show. The 37-year-old father of two daughters was hit by the pick-up truck after he moved into the path of the oncoming vehicle to protect his oldest daughter.

Car wreck on I-40 claims 1 life, injures both drivers

Interstate 40 in Tennessee was closed for about four hours on a recent Monday morning. This followed a tragic car wreck that caused the death of a man from another state. Police reported that the accident occurred in the vicinity of Sevierville.

Car wreck: 2 Dead, 1 injured, but who was driving the car?

Losing a loved one in a car accident is naturally a traumatic experience. This is even more so when there are a lot of unanswered questions. In some instances, the underlying circumstances of an accident only become evident after thorough investigation. Two people lost their lives and another was injured in a recent Tennessee car wreck. No other vehicles were involved, but the police are not sure which one of the occupants was driving the car at the time of the accident.

Car accidents: SUV driver allegedly causes fatal crash

Even when motorcycle riders wear helmets, they remain vulnerable. Motorists are protected by the bodies of cars that are specially designed to absorb the impact of car accidents while motorcyclists are exposed to injuries that can be catastrophic. When a group of helmet-wearing motorcyclists were recently involved in a Tennessee crash, two lost their lives and six suffered injuries.

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