Many seniors wind up in nursing homes because they have Alzheimer's or dementia and can no longer care for themselves. Unfortunately, too many of these vulnerable patients end up being mistreated by their caregivers.
Every year, police officers cause hundreds of accidents in Memphis and throughout the state of Tennessee. According to data supplied by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, in 2011 alone, four people were killed and another 637 were injured in crashes involving police officers.
Distracted driving has always been a problem. However, the advent of smartphones, GPS and similar handheld electronic devices has turned distracted driving into a national epidemic. Barely a day goes by where you can turn on the news and not hear about another wrongful death or grievous injury that was caused by a driver who was more focused on their phone than on the road.
The recent death of a Memphis-area teenager is serving as a stark reminder of the need to be on the lookout for heavy trucks.