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Lewisburg police chief injured in Tennessee car accident

The Lewisburg police chief was involved in a car accident on April 18. The police chief, a 57-year-old man, was on his way to breakfast around 6 a.m. when a vehicle that was being driven by a 68-year-old woman rear-ended him at a stoplight, pushing his vehicle into the intersection. His vehicle then crashed into a light pole nearby.

Fatal crash at Walt Disney World Speedway

Some Tennessee residents may have heard about a deadly car accident that took place at the Walt Disney World Speedway on April 12. A 36-year-old man who worked as an operations manager at the Florida park was killed while riding in the passenger seat of a Lamborghini. The deceased man began working at the Speedway in 2001.

Car accidents and sternum fractures in Tennessee

One of the more serious injuries a person can incur in a motor vehicle accident is a fractured sternum. Because the sternum serves to protect the heart, lungs and important blood vessels beneath it, a fracture may cause concomitant damage to those organs and vessels.

2 die in accident on Interstate 40

Two individuals were killed and one was seriously injured during an early morning wreck that happened on Interstate 40 East in Tennessee. According to authorities, the driver of a Dodge Neon stated that he pulled over on the shoulder of the interstate to rest, despite having four passengers inside. After the driver supposedly fell asleep, the car was struck by a van. A third vehicle was then unable to avoid striking the van.

Preventing truck accidents in Tennessee

Large commercial vehicles are a familiar sight on the roads of Tennessee, and drivers would be wise to remain vigilant and exercise caution in their presence. Semi-tractor trailers are large and heavy, and catastrophic injuries often result when they are involved in an accident. Some of these accidents could be avoided if passenger vehicle drivers were more patient, but many others are caused by poorly maintained trucks or negligent truck drivers.

Dump truck causes a 4-car crash

A multi-car pile-up at an intersection in Tennessee occurred on March 2. A dump truck was the cause of the crash, which killed one person and hurt two others. The incident occurred at around 12 p.m., and reports say that the crash resulted in road closures for a time. Traffic was restricted along Memorial Boulevard between the post office at Irongate and Heritage Park until 4 p.m.

Whiplash injuries in Tennessee

Whiplash is one of the most common traumas sustained by people who are involved in automobile accidents. The injury is caused at the moment of collision when a sudden, forceful jerking of the head forward and backward or side to side causes damage to the structures of the cervical spine.

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