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Truck accident results in 18 injuries, investigation ongoing

Residents of Tennessee may have heard about a bus wreck near the Atlanta airport that has so far not resulted in criminal charges against either driver. Two of the passengers of the bus were treated by emergency staff at Grady Memorial Hospital for serious injuries. Sixteen other occupants of the bus were taken to that hospital and Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Despite the extent of damage to the bus and all passengers being thrown by the impact, no injuries were reported to be life threatening.

44-year-old woman arrested after possible hit-and-run

A 44-year-old Tennessee woman, who allegedly ran through a stop sign and hit a man as he rode his bike, was taken into custody for unrelated crimes. The woman faced charges of failing to comply with the financial responsibility law and driving on a revoked license. The victim of the car accident, along with a witness, told law enforcement officers that after the woman hit him, she drove away from the scene in her silver minivan and failed to stop to check on his condition.

Drowsy driving versus drunk driving

Tennessee residents might be interested to hear that highway fatalities in the state of Tennessee have prompted the implementation of message boards in four of the state's largest cities imploring people not to drive while drowsy. Some people even go so far as to say that driving while drowsy can be equivalent to the severity of driving while drunk.

New Tennessee law removes disputed worker comp cases from courts

Tennessee's governor recently signed into law a controversial new way of handling workers' compensation cases. Under the old law, courts handled disputed cases. However, a newly created state agency will now decide on the resolution of all these types of workplace injury cases. An administrator appointed by the governor will head the agency.

Tennessee funeral procession interrupted by collision

An automobile that had stopped for a recent funeral procession in Marion County was rear-ended by a truck. In a twist of irony, the funeral was reportedly being held for someone who died in a car accident. The collision occurred when one car slowed down behind two motorcycles. The motorcycles had stopped for the funeral procession, which was in the opposite lane. The vehicle behind failed to stop and slammed into the car. 

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