Crossover accidents are often the most gruesome to investigate, both in Tennessee and nationwide. When motor vehicles cross over the median and go into oncoming traffic on a busy interstate, horrific crashes are often the outcome. That can be said for the Feb. 23 early morning car crash on Interstate 65 in Sumner County. A car crossed the median and crashed into an oncoming car head-on.
Under Tennessee law, when the driver of a vehicle negligently causes a traffic accident, he or she cannot collect third party tort damages from other operators who were without fault. The driver's negligent driving, however, does not preclude the passengers in that vehicle from collecting damages from the driver. That is the case in a fatal accident that occurred recently on Highway 111 when a driver and his passenger were killed in a collision with a tractor trailer.
While the rivers in Tennessee are sources of fun and water sports, they have also been the scenes of many accidents. Boating accidents have led to life-changing injuries and even deaths in the past. A man from Crockett County recently surrendered to police with regards to an accident on a lake in Eagle Creek.
Most people don't anticipate being involved in an accident with a train. While the percentage of persons in Tennessee and nationally who do encounter train accidents may be small, over 200 people were killed nationwide at railroad crossings last year. Of course, hundreds of passengers on trains also die or suffer serious injury from train accidents nationwide each year.