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November 2013 Archives

Knoxville man found guilty in fatal accident

A Knoxville man drove a Chrysler 300 through a parking lot of a shopping center and crashed into the wall of a restaurant, killing one person. According to prosecutors, the driver was sober at the time of the car accident, but he was criminally negligent because of a medical condition which rendered him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. He suffered from multiple sclerosis, which left him unable to remove his foot from the gas pedal.

Tennessee man killed in head-on auto crash on Highway 78

A 19-year-old Dyersburg man was killed in a head-on auto crash on Nov. 17. He was allegedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of impact, which occurred on Nov. 17 at about 6:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Highway 78 in Dyer County. The accident also left five others injured, including two children.

General Motors recalls 2013 and 2014 model Chevy Malibus

Tennessee residents who own or drive a Chevy Malibu should be aware that General Motors recalled approximately 60,000 of the midsize vehicles. According to the report, the company will fix window defrosters that may be faulty and power seat wiring that could potentially cause the vehicle to catch fire.

1 dead, 4 injuried in wrong way accident

A 26-year-old Morristown man was killed in an accident on westbound Interstate 40 just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 10. According to the report, a Saturn was heading the wrong way on the interstate when it struck a 2005 Toyota Scion head-on near downtown Knoxville and the Interstate 275 northbound ramp. A Volkswagen then struck the Saturn.

Feds may have failed in ensuring safety involving bus crashes

Federal accident investigators are researching the practices of a government agency responsible for making sure commercial vehicles are safe. They are questioning the competence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration following the deaths of 25 people who were involved in four truck and tour bus crashes in several states including Tennessee. The agency was aware of critical safety issues concerning truck and bus companies but failed to attempt to correct the situation.

2 killed in crash involving semitrailers on Tennessee highway

A chain-reaction crash that began when a semitrailer collided with a stopped car on Interstate 65 in Marshall County left two people dead and two others injured Nov. 7. Some of the lanes in a southbound stretch of the highway were closed for several hours as 330 gallons of spilled fuel were cleaned up and debris was cleared.

1 killed, 1 critically injured in head-on car crash

According to a report submitted by a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, an accident that occurred on Oct. 28 resulted in the death of one person and critical injuries to another. At the time of the report, the accident was still under investigation, but charges against the driver who caused the accident were pending.

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