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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Drugged driver given another chance at probation

Tennessee residents often hear about how strict the state's laws on drunk or drugged driving are. However, at the same time they also hear about too many cases of an impaired driver seeming to get off without full consequences despite their reckless and negligent behavior.

The differences between car insurance and life insurance

Needless to say, the topic of fatal car crashes is one that most Tennesseans would rather avoid. When such a tragic event happens, many families are left with the overwhelming financial burden of covering expensive funeral costs. Much talk revolves around the question of whether life insurance covers a death that happens as a result of a car accident. While life insurance covers deaths in most cases, it is crucial to know the details in the case of a fatal crash.  

Factors that contribute to truck accident fatalities

When most people in the Knoxville area think about truck accidents, they think of the kind that involves other motor vehicles. Many commercial vehicle collisions involve pedestrians. People who are walking down or across the streets become unsuspecting victims of negligent commercial vehicle operators. According to American Trucker, large commercial vehicles cause more than 140,000 injuries on the roads each year. 

More people dying on U.S. roads

Too many Tennessee residents may rightly be exhausted by the seemingly endless slew of reports detailing motor vehicle accidents in which people are killed. It only takes a split second for one person's thoughtless and negligent choice to lead to deadly results. Sadly, this trend does not show many signs of abating quite yet.

Preventing teenage car accidents

Many Knoxville parents are aware that one of the most exciting moments in their teens’ lives is when they get their driver’s license. In all their excitement about the achievement, some parents forget that their adolescent children are still inexperienced. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are more likely to lose their lives in car accidents than any other type of incident. 

Hit-and-run driver kills one and leaves another severely injured

Car accidents are so common in Knoxville that it may seem odd for a day to go by without you hearing about one. Hit-and-run accidents are often more unsettling to hear about because there is usually tragedy involved. As disturbing and life-changing as motor vehicle collisions can be for the victims, their family members are often left mourning the untimely loss of their loved ones. Victims who survive often have to spend the rest of their lives dealing with the consequences of someone else’s negligent behavior. 

How can parents protect their kids from car accidents?

Many parents feel their children are safest when they are with them, especially when they are transporting them around the Knoxville area. However, car accidents kill more children each year than any other cause in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 alone, more than “121,350 kids were injured in vehicle collisions.” 

Driving errors and bad habits leading cause of vehicle accidents

Many motorists in Knoxville are not aware that some of their bad habits are contributing causes to motor vehicle accidents. There are many other factors that increase the risk of car and motorcycle accidents. However, many common driving errors are made when drivers misbehave while operating their vehicles. Many vehicles are equipped with technology and advanced safety features that embolden many vehicle operators to exhibit risky behaviors. According to NPR.org, during the first half of 2016, 18,000 motorists died in fatal collisions.” 

Car seat safety tips that could save your child’s life

A major source of injury for kids in Knoxville is car accidents. Many parents inadvertently risk their children’s safety by not taking extra precautions before they hit the roads. Vehicles are equipped with technology and mechanical devices to help protect the occupants inside in case of collisions. Experts recommend the use of car seats to protect young vehicle occupants. However, they are not enough to keep kids from becoming hurt and dying in car accidents. According to NPR.org, improper car seat and seatbelt use affect 20 percent of children in fatal motor vehicle accidents. Parents should learn how to properly restrain their children.

Childhood Car Accident Fatalities: Improper Use of Restraints

When car accidents happen in Knoxville, many people do not realize how much of a risk they pose to children. Kids under the age of 15 are more likely to die from unintentional injuries they sustain from car accidents, states NYTimes.com. There are many factors that contribute to their deaths during motor vehicle wrecks. But the most primary reason children are at risk of dying in car accidents is the improper use of seat belts. 

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