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Tennessee car accident leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

When a crash leaves death and injury in its wake, many lives may be permanently impacted. People will either be left grieving or suffering from emotional and physical trauma. Sadly, three people were injured and one person died recently after a tragic car accident on U.S. Highway 231 in Tennessee. For those who were injured, life may never be the same.

Soldier dies in 1 of Tennessee's fatal accidents

Car accidents often leave vehicles damaged, people injured and, unfortunately, kill many people each year. When a pedestrian is involved, death is more often a consequence, since they do not have the protection that a vehicle provides. Fatal accidents are truly tragic, but all too common. A recent Tennessee collision left one 21-year-old man dead.

Death of Tennessee teenager may lead to wrongful death suit

It is always tragic when a promising high school student's life is cut short, particularly when it happens during the holiday season. Sadly, a Tennessee family and a community is now grieving the loss of a high school junior after she was struck by a tractor-trailer as she was crossing a street in Nashville. While no charges have been filed yet against the semi driver, the outcome of the investigation may lead to a wrongful death claim.

Driver arrested again following teen death in fatal car crash

A 27-year-old Tennessee is facing multiple DUI charges after a teenage student from Germantown died in an automobile accident, according to police reports. The teenager died from injuries he suffered while riding in a car that was hit. The accident occurred on Hacks Cross Road. The driver has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving in the fatal car crash and was initially arrested at the time of the accident. However, on the following day of the accident, the man was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond.

Vehicles under Chrysler recall, Hyundai under investigation

Chrysler owners in Tennessee may receive a recall notice. The company has revealed that it will recall around 5,600 vehicles sold in the United States and Canada due to the possible failure of the 8-speed automatic transmission. The filing says that the output of the transmission shaft could fracture, which may cause power loss. Hyundai is also under investigation by the National Highway Safety Administration to see if a previous recall from the automaker should have included more vehicles.

Tennessee man accused of DUI in fatal accident

A multi-car accident involving several injuries and one fatality held up traffic for several hours on Dec. 6. The car accident occurred in Clinton around 4:30 p.m. on Lewallen Bridge, according to the Clinton Police Department.

Nissan recalls 2,500 NV200s on stalling fear

Tenessee vehicle owners may need to exercise caution as more than 2,529 Nissan NV200s from the 2013 model year were being recalled by the automaker's North American division. Concern that a car accident could result from the crossovers stalling out in traffic due to a battery terminal fuse blowing led to the recall, which affected vehicles manufactured in 2013 between February and August. Information about the Nissan action was reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Knoxville residents mourn car accident death of movie star

Movie fans in Knoxville, Tennessee, were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of 40-year-old actor Paul Walker. Walker, who starred in the 'Fast & Furious" movies, died recently in a car accident. He was riding as a passenger in a car driven by a teammate on his racing team. The crash occurred a short distance from where he was hosting a charity event.

East Tennessee State University president hurt in truck accident

The president of East Tennessee State University was reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital after a crash between his 2010 Acura MDX and a rollback. The truck accident occurred when the flatbed wrecker allegedly ran a red light and collided with Brian Noland's SUV at an intersection. A spokesman for ETSU said that Noland was expected to make a full recovery. Both vehicles in the wreck were severely damaged and had to be towed away, according to a police source.

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