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Technology to help avoid motor vehicle accidents

As many drivers in Tennessee may know, there is always a risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Accidents can happen due to a variety of circumstances beyond the purview of the driver, including poor road conditions, faulty driving by other drivers on the road and defective auto parts.

Trial underway after 2 women injured in car accident

A trial stemming from a 2013 collision that involved an alleged wrong-way driver commenced on Nov. 17 in a Circuit Court in Clarksville. The 2013 accident occurred on May 13 at approximately 7 a.m., authorities reported. A Tennessee woman is facing several charges in connection with the incident, including DUI, reckless endangerment and vehicular assault.

Impaired driving in Tennessee

Impaired driving in Tennessee encompasses more than those who drink and drive. People also often drive impaired while under the influence of illegal drugs. Many others drive while impaired by legal prescription medication or certain over the counter drugs that affect the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Any one of these types of impaired driving can result in criminal charges, and all of them cause a substantial risk of serious personal injury to others as a result of a car accident.

The dangers of text messaging while driving

Tennessee residents are likely aware that the use of mobile electronic devices has grown markedly in recent years. While smartphones are packed with innovative features, they are also a contributing factor in a growing number of automobile accidents each year. According to NHTSA, 18 percent of traffic collisions in 2010 involved a distracted driver. These accidents claimed the lives of 3,092 people and injured 416,000 others.

23-year-old Tennessee man killed in head-on collision

A head-on car accident in Tennessee resulted in the death of one man on Nov. 3. Investigators suspected that one of the drivers, a 45-year-old Erin woman, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Reports indicated that charges were pending against her.

2 dead in Tennessee crash

A three-car crash left two people dead and four others injured. The accident occurred on Saturday, Oct. 25, on Interstate 240 in Memphis. A 45-year-old man was pulling into the emergency lane because of a flat tire. His vehicle was struck from behind by a second car driven by a 34-year-old woman traveling at a high speed.

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