Car accidents occur on a regular basis in Tennessee. Many of these are minor and result only in a few scratches on a bumper. Some accidents, however, produce life-altering outcomes. In the worst case scenarios, one or more fatalities may result from a single accident.
Residents in Tennessee might benefit from understanding more about the safety risks and implications associated with a van crash that recently occurred in Florida. On March 30, 18 people were inside a 15-passenger 2000 Dodge Ram van when the vehicle ran a stop sign and plunged into a ravine nearby. Ten people were killed, and eight people were injured in the accident. By April 3, four of the ten surviving victims were released from the hospital.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, a man was killed in a head-on collision that occurred on Jan. 9. The accident occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Highway 107 in the 1600 block.
An examination of data gleaned from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows a number of trends that might interest Tennessee motorists. These Fatality Analysis Reporting System statistics demonstrate that, while some places, like the District of Columbia, only had around 2.4 vehicle crash fatalities per 100,000 people, other locales, like Montana and North Dakota, played host to upwards of 20 fatalities per 100,000 residents.
A head-on car accident in Tennessee resulted in the death of one man on Nov. 3. Investigators suspected that one of the drivers, a 45-year-old Erin woman, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Reports indicated that charges were pending against her.
Two individuals were killed in a three-vehicle accident in Memphis on Oct. 22, authorities stated. The Interstate 240 collision reportedly took place west of Getwell Road.
Three cars were involved in a collision on an interstate in Tennessee. The incident occurred on Oct. 25 in the morning as the vehicles passed through Memphis going east.
A 20-year-old Tennessee man awaited his official charge on Oct. 22 after being detained without bond and accused of criminal homicide. The charge stems from an incident during the early morning of Oct. 18. Prosecutors say that the defendant was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang when he ran over another man along Magnolia Court. The driver is said to have fled the scene, parked in a bank's parking lot and returned to the scene of the accident.
Law enforcement officers report that a 53-year-old Clarksville woman was charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly killing a bicyclist in an early morning hit-and-run accident before fleeing the scene. The accident occurred around 12:15 am on Monday, Sept. 22 when the woman apparently rear-ended the man as he rode his bicycle on the shoulder of Tiny Town Road near the intersection of Needmore Road.
A Tennessee accident caused the death of a motorcyclist in Memphis on Sept. 9. Police say that a driver with multiple DUI offenses is suspected of operating his vehicle while intoxicated at the time of the crash.