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June 2014 Archives

Recent crashes highlight truck-accident trends

After a number or high-profile truck accidents, one news source highlighted different safety issues in the trucking industry. According to the report, the National Transportation Safety Board claims that trucks that failed to adjust to slowing traffic conditions caused accidents in Tennessee, Maryland, Illinois and Kentucky. These accidents highlight an increasing trend in truck-related fatalities.

Teen driver causes accident that kills 1, injures 6

A car accident involving three vehicles that occurred on Interstate 65 in Tennessee on June 12 left one person dead. According to the report, the incident took place near mile marker 110 in Robertson County during the afternoon hours.

Driver fatigue alleged in fatal highway accident

The investigation into the cause of the accident that left comedian Tracy Morgan hospitalized and killed a close friend of Morgan's as they rode in a chauffeur-driven limo bus has focused on a truck driver's lack of sleep. Media coverage of the semi-truck accident has brought attention to the dangers posed by truck driver fatigue on highways in Tennessee and throughout the United States.

Tennessee car crash allegedly caused by teen texting

Texting while driving is quickly becoming one of the major causes of car accidents. This seems to be the case in a recent car crash involving an Englewood teenage driver and a deputy in McMinn County. According to reports, the male teenager was driving a Honda Civic west on State Route 39 around 7:12 a.m. on June 4. At the time, a county deputy was traveling in the opposite direction.

Multi-vehicle crash kills 2 in Knoxville

On May 30, a fatal accident occurred on Interstate 40 at the eastbound exit to the Asheville Highway. When traffic apparently came to a standstill, the driver of a tractor-trailer collided into the back of a car, pushing it into an SUV. Both the 44-year-old male driver and 64-year-old female passenger in the middle vehicle died in the accident.

Three-vehicle semi truck accident closes Interstate 24 for hours

Tractor-trailer wrecks are among the most dangerous and serious of any collisions on the road. Unfortunately, many people are injured and killed in these accidents each year across Tennessee roads. Victims of semi truck accidents may face long-term pain and suffering in addition to expensive medical and physical therapy bills. There may also be funeral expenses to consider for families of a deceased person.

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