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August 2014 Archives

Not guilty plea entered in case connected to fatal accident

On August 19, a 33-year-old woman entered her plea in a Rutherford County, Tennessee, court on charges related to a fatal hit-and-run accident. The victim was changing a flat tire on his mother's car at the side of Interstate 24 when he was struck. Some of the charges against the female driver include vehicular homicide by intoxication, reckless assault and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Tennessee man killed in suspected drunk-driving accident

On August 5, a 59-year-old man suffered fatal injuries in a Wilson County accident, according to authorities. Police suspect that a 20-year-old male driver involved in the crash was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time. The fatal accident occurred around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Stewarts Ferry Pike and Mt. Juliet Road in Rural Hill.

Documents indicate GM might have known about defect for years

Tennessee drivers might be interested to learn that General Motors may have hid evidence of a serious safety defect from government investigators, according to information from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official. While GM did initiate a well-publicized recall in early 2014, the automaker reportedly began receiving alerts about potentially fatal defects in their vehicles from rental-car companies more than seven years ago. That is when companies like Vantage and Enterprise began noting abnormal motor vehicle accidents linked to air bag defects and faulty ignition switches in the GM vehicles, according to recently released documents.

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