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.
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.
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 multi-vehicle accident has left one person dead and another person severely injured on Nov. 26 just before midnight. The accident occurred on the on the I-24 eastbound, heading towards Chatanooga, and Sam Ridley Parkway. The driver of a 2007 Chrysler 300 had pulled over to the far right lane at the eastbound exit near the merge lane. His vehicle was rear-ended by a 1989 Honda Accord. The driver of the Chrysler exited his vehicle to inspect the damage but was then struck by a 2004 Ford Escape, which had attempted to swerve out of the way to avoid colliding with the Accord. The driver of the Chrysler died at the scene. The driver of the Ford Escape then proceeded to slide across the remaining lanes and collided with the median barrier. The number of vehicles involved increased by two when the Ford Escape was struck by both a 2008 Hyundai Sonata and a 2005 Ford Focus.
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.