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Car Accidents

11/4

Another Nashville Pedestrian Death Raises Safety Concerns


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

A WeGo bus killed a Nashville pedestrian this past Thursday morning, close to a train bridge underpass in an area with high pedestrian foot traffic. The 54-year-old pedestrian death victim fell from the sidewalk as the bus passed and was crushed under its rear wheels, said police spokesman Don Aaron.

9/30

Brain Injury Symptoms After a Car Accident


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Oftentimes, people suffer head trauma such as a brain injury when they are involved in a Nashville car accident. While you might think a relatively minor impact can’t possibly hurt you that much, it doesn’t take a major crash to cause a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. In

9/25

Tennessee School Bus Accidents


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Approximately 23.5 million children ride a bus to school each year, and millions more ride school buses for religious, athletic, and other youth events. Unfortunately, school buses usually do not have seat belts, which will lead to disaster if and when there is a school bus accident. In our own

8/28

Railroad Crossings Not Added To Most Navigation Apps


Car Accidents . John Whitfield

As drivers and passengers alike increasingly rely on digital map websites and navigation apps to get from place to place, the more they assume the information is always accurate. As part of this, we expect to see everything depicted online or on the app in a way that mirrors what

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,

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