A driver does not have to make actual physical contact with the victim's car in order to be found negligent and liable for the victim's damages. Sometimes, the negligent driver can set a chain reaction in motion so that another car strikes the victim's car during the course of a car crash. This scenario appears to have happened recently in Tennessee in the course of a fatal three-car accident that occurred in Wilson County.
There is a continuing debate in Tennessee regarding the usefulness of red-light cameras. One member of the legislature plans to try and have them outlawed, whereas other interested persons claim that the devices help to increase driver safety and reduce the number of car accidents. Some cities in Tennessee use the cameras to ticket those who run red lights, and other cities use them to ticket speeders.
Many people in Tennessee suffer serious personal injuries or die each year as a result of the actions of a drunk driver. The problem is a national one, with similar accidents occurring in every state across the nation.
Tennessee residents may be unaware of the American Chiropractic Association's recent report concerning whiplash. According to the agency, whenever a person is suddenly injured by being jolted back and forth, it is probable that an injury of the neck has been caused, called whiplash. One of the most common ways a person is injured in this manner is by the sudden impact of a car accident.
According to Tennessee law enforcement officials, a Knoxville traffic accident on Dec. 18 killed the 40-year-old driver of a 2003 Toyota. The Interstate 40 accident took place near Lovell Road around 3:58 a.m.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a traffic accident involving multiple vehicles near West Jefferson Pike on State Route 840 occurred on Dec. 11. The incident killed one driver and injured another, reportedly.
A Tennessee woman is facing a raft of charges, including DUI and two counts of vehicular assault, for her role in a May 2013 accident that left two Montgomery County teens severely injured. The woman's jury trial began on Nov. 17, and her attorney has said that she is likely to take the stand. Police say that the woman admitted to taking Oxycontin tablets minutes before the crash. The car accident occurred on Highway 48/13 south of Clarksville on May 16, 2013, shortly before 7 a.m.
A 41-year-old West Virginia man who was responsible for a crash that injured two Tennessee women is being charged by police with DUI and aggravated assault. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the intersection of West State Street and Route 126 in Bristol.
Authorities with the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a 23-year-old White Bluff man was killed in a head-on collision on Nov. 3. The accident reportedly occurred around 6 p.m. in Erin on Highway 49.
A multi-vehicle accident left two people dead on Oct. 25. The crash occurred early in the morning on Interstate 240 in Memphis near Getwell Road when one car struck another car that was slowing down.