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September 2014 Archives

Driver charged in fatal Tennessee accident

A driver involved in a fatal collision in Kingsport on July 19 has been indicted by a Sullivan County Grand Jury. The man was charged with speeding, driving under the influence, driving left of center, reckless endangerment, reckless aggravated assault and vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Drivers increase their risk of a crash substantially by texting

As mobile devices have become more popular, people in Tennessee and across the nation are increasingly using them while operating motor vehicles. According to a guide from the Federal Communications Commission, however, texting and driving has a substantial and negative effect on the safety of individuals engaging in these activities as well as their passengers and others on or near the road.

1 killed, 1 injured in Tennessee motorcycle wreck

On Sept. 13, a crash involving a 2005 Mercedes and a motorcycle in Rutherford County seriously injured two people. The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. at Veterans Parkway and Barfield Road in Murfreesboro. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Mercedes failed to yield at the intersection and pulled in front of the bike.

TDOT workers injured in crash on interstate

On Sept. 4 around 1:45 p.m., two Tennessee Department of Transportation workers suffered injuries in an accident involving a semi-truck while they were directing traffic on I-24 West outside of Manchester. A previous collision and roadside labor caused traffic congestion prior to the crash, and the two men turned on their work truck's sign to alert oncoming traffic. The semi-truck failed to merge into the left lane as indicated by the sign and ran into the back of the TDOT truck carrying the two men.

Motorcyclist injured in multi-car crash

A 28-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured in a six-car crash that occurred in Tennessee on Sept. 4. The incident happened at around 5:26 p.m. on the northbound side of Alcoa Highway nearby McGhee Tyson Airport and Payne Avenue. The man was listed in serious condition at University of Tennessee Medical Center as of Sept. 6. Local reports claim that the chain-reaction crash was initiated by a 33-year-old driver in a GMC Acadia who braked abruptly when a Chevy Silverado riding ahead reached heavy traffic congestion.

2 truck crashes in less than a week on same stretch of road

As of September 2, the Tennessee Department of Transportation was investigating two separate truck accidents that took place along the same stretch of highway within days of each other. Both of the accidents occurred on Interstate 75 near Campbell County between mile markers 132 and 136. Despite the short time frame between the two crashes, TDOT reported that 2014 was on pace to have fewer accidents on that stretch of the interstate than the two previous years.

Child dies from injuries after rear-end accident

Police officials in Kingsport, Tennessee, say that a 12-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in a four-vehicle collision on Aug. 27. The boy was the only fatality from the car accident which investigators say happened at about 1:45 p.m. by the Kingsport Pavilion.

Tennessee semi truck accident kills 1, injures 3

A truck accident that occurred on Interstate 75 in Campbell County Aug. 27 has left one person dead and three others injured. The accident happened around 3:15 p.m. near Caryville. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a northbound semi-truck crossed over the median and struck a southbound semi-truck head-on.

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