Almost everyone in Shelby County knows that taking your eyes off the road for even a split second can have horrible results. Even something as quick as a sneeze can end up being the thing that leads to an accident. While something like sneezing isn't preventable, things like texting and checking your cellphone are. The Memphis Firefighters Association is now starting a new program to cut down on the number of drivers who text or check their cellphones while they drive.
By now, most of our readers in Tennessee have heard about the crash along the east coast that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian. There is a new development in that story. Tracy Morgan has opted to file a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores in connection with the accident that left him critically injured.
You should be safe in your home. That is the place where you should be able to leave the outside world alone and focus on you. Sadly, there are some accidents that occur that bring the outside in -- into your home, that is. A recent car accident in Shelby County was an incident that looked like something out of a movie.
Paying attention to everything going on around you is vital when you are driving. This is especially true if you are traveling on a multi-lane road that has higher speeds. Accidents that happen on busy roads, such as interstates, can often have catastrophic results. A recent car accident on Interstate 40 in Tennessee claimed the life of three people and left six others with injuries.