Criminal charges are expected to be filed in Tennessee following a deadly crash that killed one out-of-state woman and injured two men on March 11. According to the accident report, the crash occurred when a Dodge Ram driven by a 54-year-old Kentucky man failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of Little Elk Creek Road and State Highway 297. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers say that alcohol may be a factor in the fatal head-on collision.
When Tennessee drivers are in a high-speed auto accident or head-on collision, an occupant could receive spinal injuries. Spinal fractures that are common in car accidents are thoracic mid-back and lumbar lower back fractures. A major symptom of a spinal injury is moderate to severe back pain that is exacerbated by movement. In some cases, a victim might also suffer from numbness or tingling if the spinal cord is affected.
Most Tennessee drivers know that drunk driving kills, but they may not realize just how serious the problem is. Across the United States, one person dies every 51 minutes in a motor vehicle accident caused by an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported a three-vehicle accident on the west side of Knoxville, which caused two fatalities and sent a third person to the hospital on Dec. 9. The police were alerted that the collision occurred around 7 p.m.
According to local authorities, a crash in the afternoon hours of June 27 in Hickman County injured six people and killed three. Some of those injured the multi-vehicle accident were children.
A 22-year-old man died on May 12 from injuries that he suffered in a recent head-on collision, according to authorities. The incident occurred on May 6 at approximately 8:50 p.m. in Mt. Juliet near the Little League fields. The man reportedly lost control of his Chevrolet pickup as he drove eastbound on the road. He struck a westbound Ford Explorer head-on, and the Ford was then rear-ended by a Mazda M3.
Some Tennessee residents may be very interested in the latest safety improvements being made in the field of automotive technology. A recent article brings attention to some of these features, which may promise increased survivability in the event of a car accident and perhaps the ability to avoid them altogether.
Tennessee drivers may be interested to know that according to a new report, voice-activated appliances, such as voice-to-text, handless talking on the phone and even internet searching, are still dangerous to drivers. The use of these applications act as a mental distraction to drivers, making them more likely to miss visual cues, potentially resulting in a car accident or pedestrian accident.