Two Tennessee families had to face the tragic deaths of family members after two people died in a recent fatal accident in the central part of the state. The car wreck happened when the driver of a pickup truck crossed over the middle of the road into oncoming traffic. The 65-year-old driver then hit an SUV. A 19-year-old female was driving the SUV.
Lives can be lost in the blink of an eye on Tennessee roads. When a loved one is killed in a car wreck, the emotional and financial impact on the surviving family members can last for a long time. Alcoa police recently reported on an accident that claimed the life of one person and sent two of his family members to the hospital.
Recently, a fatal accident in Tennessee between two cars led to the arrest of one of the drivers. The car wreck happened shortly before 1:15 a.m. Tennessee police report that a victim died at the scene of the accident, while another was injured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.