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.
Two people were killed in a three-car collision in Tennessee on December 23rd. The accident occurred just before 4:30 a.m. in Columbia. A Ford truck traveling east on Bear Creek Pike struck a black sedan before hitting a van. The drivers of the truck and the van were initially trapped inside their vehicles by the wreckage. Emergency workers were able to free them, but both drivers were pronounced dead at the hospital later.
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.
Anyone who is driving must give their full attention to what is going on around them. Becoming distracted by anything else, such as cellphones, the radio, children or primping, can lead to an accident. Each day more than nine people die because of car accidents caused by a distracted driver, according to an estimate based on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. For families that have lost loved ones in car accidents caused by distracted drivers, this information hits close to home.