Car Accidents

8/20

Local Pedestrian Involved Car Crashes


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Several recent local auto pedestrian crashes have brought renewed media attention to a serious roadway danger: pedestrian involved car crashes. In late July, two Clarksville pedestrian involved car crashes took place, including one in which a drunk driver injured a pedestrian so badly he was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt. More recently,

7/17

When Failure To Stop and Render Aid Causes A Fatality


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

It’s a sad fact of life that some individuals who cause a roadway accident will flee the scene. Hit and runs are extremely common, but despite this, few people realize the legal consequences of leaving the scene of an accident. When a car accident occurs, individuals have certain legal responsibilities;

6/25

Sneezing Fit Causes Serious Accident


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Drivers face many dangers on the roadways. Some of these dangers are outside of their control, like other drivers, road conditions, and road hazards. Other dangers can come from much closer to home. This was the case for one Belle Meade man who wrecked his vehicle after he lost control

6/19

Cell Phone Ban Goes Into Effect July First


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Tennessee is about to join dozens of other states on July 1st when its handheld cell phone ban goes into effect. This long overdue ban will make the roads safer for everyone and could save countless lives each year. Using a cell phone while driving is extremely dangerous; and, studies

5/13

New Law Could End Cell Phone Use While Driving


Car Accidents,Truck Accidents . John Whitfield

It may soon be illegal for Tennessee drivers to talk on the phone without a hands-free device. The Tennessee Senate approved the ban previously passed by the House. Under the new law, the state would prohibit drivers 18 and older from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving — unless

5/7

Recent Crashes Highlight The Dangers of Auto Pedestrian Accidents


Car Accidents,Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Nashville has seen some very unsettling auto pedestrian accidents in recent months, including a fatal accident involving children. While pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone, children are particularly susceptible because of their small size. Drivers often cannot see small children near or behind their vehicles; and, because they are young,

4/22

Drunk Driver Injures Two Children In Crash


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

A recent drunk driving accident in Nashville has gained media attention because there were two children in the car at the time of the drunk driving crash. According to Nashville Metro Police, the man arrested for driving drunk and crashing with two young children in the car had a blood

4/17

Operation Incognito Aims To Curb Distracted Driving


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

In coordination with Distracted Driving Month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol kicked off an initiative in April to increase enforcement of distracted driving. Operation Incognito is an effort to help eliminate distracted driving and make the roads safer for all drivers. The campaign started last year, with the goal of decreasing

4/8

School Bus Driver Was Intoxicated At Time Of Crash


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Bus drivers are given a huge amount of responsibility. Because buses transport large numbers of people, they have the potential to cause high numbers of injuries and fatalities in the event of an accident. School bus drivers have an even greater responsibility because all of their passengers are children primarily

4/1

New Data Shows Which Tennessee Counties Have The Most Dangerous Drivers


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Everyone has witnessed a reckless driver. Whether it’s someone on their phone or cars speeding through traffic lights, dangerous drivers are everywhere. And according to a new study, Nashville sees some of the most dangerous driving in the entire state.

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