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February 2013 Archives

Family calls for dangerous Knoxville-area exit ramp to be altered

It's easy for people to point the finger at inexperience and recklessness whenever a young driver is killed in a car accident, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes roads are designed poorly and are conducive to accidents happening. Knoxville residents are fighting to do something about an especially scary stretch of road.

Car pulls out in front of truck in Tennessee, 2 killed

A recent accident in rural Tennessee outside of Knoxville shows the dangers of not respecting the right of way can have disastrous consequences. The tragic accident took the life of a 27-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter.

Could town's 'crash tax' proposal come to Tennessee?

One town's proposal to help cover the cost of emergency responders heading to crash sites has many residents up in arms. Could you imagine being hit with the bill for first responders if someone hit your car? While this is unfolding in another southern state, that doesn't mean a town in Tennessee won't hear about the idea and pick up on it.

Toyota continues to settle sudden acceleration lawsuits

Many people in Tennessee and throughout the country are familiar with the ongoing legal troubles facing auto manufacturer Toyota over the last few years due to a number of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits stemming from accidents caused by sudden acceleration.

Another passenger bus crash should open more eyes

When parents in Tennessee and any other state in the U.S. put their children on a bus, be it a school bus or a commercial passenger bus, they expect their loved ones to be transported safely by properly trained drivers. When drivers and bus companies violate that trust, they can be held accountable through lawsuits and federal safety regulators.

3 killed in West Tennessee accident weren't wearing seat belts

It cannot be overstated how important it is to wear a seat belt whenever you are riding in a car. Seat belts are a primary method of protection during an accident. Without a seat belt, you could be ejected from the car and killed. A recent accident to the northeast of Memphis in rural Tennessee illustrates how important seat belt usage is.

Drunk hits car in driveway, goes inside to sleep

You have to be pretty hammered to try and flee an accident that you caused in front of your own home. Even if you just go outside to move your car, getting behind the wheel after drinking is extremely dangerous and can put more than just your own safety at risk.

Driver killed, others injured in Knoxville accident

It's important to always follow the rules of the road, including knowing when each car has the right of way. A recent fatal car accident in Knoxville illustrates the importance of knowing when it's your turn to go and always being vigilant for other vehicles.

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