On April 14, a 21-year-old Smyrna woman was fatally injured when a big rig collided with her car on State Route 840 in Smyrna, according to reports. No one else was injured in the accident.
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.
One motorcyclist is dead and another seriously injured in a crash on Barfield road that occurred on Sept. 13. According to a representative of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of a Mercedes allegedly failed to yield right of way, causing the fatal crash.
Officials reported that a Tennessee woman is dead after a crash in Nashville around 11 p.m. June 2. The pedestrian was hit by a pickup truck that failed to stop at the scene after the fatal accident, which happened when the 51-year-old woman tried to cross Clarksville Pike in the Bordeaux neighborhood in Nashville near the road's intersection with Buena Vista Pike.
One woman was injured and two men killed in a car accident along I-40 in West Knoxville. A couple was stranded on the side of the road with car trouble when a 20-year-old man pulled over to offer assistance. At this point, a third car allegedly crashed into the three victims.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a three-car accident in Hamblen County during the morning hours of April 7 claimed the life of two motorists and left one injured. After an initial car crash involving two vehicles, a third vehicle, a tractor-trailer, struck a vehicle that had been disabled due to the original accident.
A Tennessee manufacturing plant explosion that occurred during the morning Feb. 22 killed an employee. The fatal accident occurred at a factory that manufactures decoy flares for military use. The man who was killed had suffered burns to more than 90 percent of his body. He died during the evening of Feb. 24 as a result of his injuries.
An eastern Tennessee crash in the early hours of the morning resulted in a car fire and the death of one driver. The fatal accident was caused by a vehicle going the wrong way.
A 35-year-old mother of three died last year when the vehicle she was driving was struck head on by a Tennessee man who is now facing multiple charges in the case, including driving under the influence. According to news sources, the woman, her three minor children and a man were headed east for a family vacation in a 2006 Dodge Caravan when the fatal accident occurred. The four other people in the van were injured in the crash, and some of those injuries were reported to be life-threatening.
A Tennessee woman lost her life in a two-truck crash on July 13, and three other people were hurt in the same accident. The 71-year-old woman was driving a truck and died at the scene. The fatal accident happened as she drove south on a parkway. Her truck was hit by another truck as the driver traveled north. The 39-year-old male driver allegedly weaved into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit her vehicle.