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December 2014 Archives

Husband and wife injured in truck accident

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a truck driver was cited for failure to yield after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Dec. 16. After pulling out of a Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Greeneville, the 29-year-old truck driver collided with a 2002 Toyota Corolla. Both the driver and the passenger in the Toyota suffered injuries in the crash.

Car accidents may result in skull fractures for car occupants

Tennessee residents may know that there are several types of skull fractures. However, there is only one cause of skull fractures, namely, a blow to the head, such as one that occurs when a person's head smashes into a windshield in a car accident.

Avoiding Tennessee accidents with technology

Motorists in Tennessee may be unaware of the available technological advances that assist drivers with decreasing their reaction times, thus reducing their risk of involvement in motor vehicle collisions. Many of these are currently available as options people can choose to add when they are purchasing a new vehicle, but the government does not currently mandate that manufacturers include them as standard features.

5-vehicle Rutherford County crash kills 1

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers reported that a five-vehicle crash that occurred on Nov. 26 claimed the life of a 34-year-old La Vergne man while injuring a 31-year-old Murfreesboro man. According to reports, the accident happened at 11:50 p.m. on I-24 east at the Sam Ridley Parkway Exit.

Woman on trial for accident that seriously injured 2

Two Tennessee women were severely injured in an accident that occurred on May 16, 2013, and the trial of the woman whom authorities say is responsible began on Nov. 17. She is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, improper traffic lane violation and vehicular assault. Her attorney argues that the case should be a civil one and not a criminal one.

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