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Safety risks of 15-passenger vans

Residents in Tennessee might benefit from understanding more about the safety risks and implications associated with a van crash that recently occurred in Florida. On March 30, 18 people were inside a 15-passenger 2000 Dodge Ram van when the vehicle ran a stop sign and plunged into a ravine nearby. Ten people were killed, and eight people were injured in the accident. By April 3, four of the ten surviving victims were released from the hospital.

Tennessee woman dies when semi truck hits her car

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported the death of a 44-year-old woman in a car and semi truck crash on Interstate 24 between Manchester and Monteagle. The semi hit the back of her 2000 Saturn coupe when her vehicle slowed down. The impact forced her car off the road. Her 20-year-old male passenger was injured.

How fatal wrecks impact Tennessee residents

An examination of data gleaned from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows a number of trends that might interest Tennessee motorists. These Fatality Analysis Reporting System statistics demonstrate that, while some places, like the District of Columbia, only had around 2.4 vehicle crash fatalities per 100,000 people, other locales, like Montana and North Dakota, played host to upwards of 20 fatalities per 100,000 residents.

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.

Tennessee driver awaits charges after striking man with car

A 20-year-old Tennessee man awaited his official charge on Oct. 22 after being detained without bond and accused of criminal homicide. The charge stems from an incident during the early morning of Oct. 18. Prosecutors say that the defendant was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang when he ran over another man along Magnolia Court. The driver is said to have fled the scene, parked in a bank's parking lot and returned to the scene of the accident.

Woman kills bicyclist in hit-and-run collision

Law enforcement officers report that a 53-year-old Clarksville woman was charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly killing a bicyclist in an early morning hit-and-run accident before fleeing the scene. The accident occurred around 12:15 am on Monday, Sept. 22 when the woman apparently rear-ended the man as he rode his bicycle on the shoulder of Tiny Town Road near the intersection of Needmore Road.

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