5-Point Checklist: What to Do After a Semi Truck Accident

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 5-Point Checklist: What to Do After a Semi Truck Accident Accidents that involve semi-trucks usually result in fatalities and some of the most serious injuries. According to statistics, over 100,000 Americans suffer injuries in accidents involving semi-trucks. These serious injuries are caused by the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks. Here is a comprehensive semi accident checklist you need to take care of if you are injured. Seek Medical Attention The first thing that should appear in a semi accident checklist is medical intervention. Check to see if you and other people involved in the accident are injured. Call the…

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Truck accident injures road construction worker on I-440

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Road construction workers on Tennessee highways will always be at risk of suffering injuries. Not only are there numerous safety hazards related to their jobs, but negligent drivers can cause severe injuries or worse to these workers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a truck accident that caused injuries to two workers over a recent weekend. The construction manager of the project says the Tennessee Department of Transportation hired the company for a project that involves repairs to multiple bridges on Interstate 440. He says four workers were on a scaffold when a semi truck smashed into the structure. The impact…

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Truck accident injures road construction worker on I-440

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Road construction workers on Tennessee highways will always be at risk of suffering injuries. Not only are there numerous safety hazards related to their jobs, but negligent drivers can cause severe injuries or worse to these workers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a truck accident that caused injuries to two workers over a recent weekend. The construction manager of the project says the Tennessee Department of Transportation hired the company for a project that involves repairs to multiple bridges on Interstate 440. He says four workers were on a scaffold when a semi truck smashed into the structure. The impact…

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Truck accident on I-75 kills 6, driver under investigation

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Commercial truck drivers who are not in full control of their vehicles may cause devastating accidents on Tennessee roadways. Drivers who are fatigued from working too many hours — or those who have medical conditions or are affected by prescription medication or drugs — typically have difficulty controlling their vehicles. The Chattanooga Police Department and the state Highway Patrol, in cooperation with the National Transportation Safety Board, are investigating a fatal truck accident that recently occurred on Interstate 75. The accident was apparently caused by a 39-year-old truck driver. Accident reports  note that the traffic on Interstate 75 had slowed…

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Unlicensed driver allegedly causes fatal logging truck accident

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The family and friends of a teenager from Bradley County who had recently graduated from a local high school are devastated by the news of her tragic death. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that the 17-year-old teenager died when the car she was traveling in was involved in a truck accident. The accident investigation was underway at the time of this report. Preliminary accident reports state that the teenager was in the process of turning at an intersection while the traffic light was green. A logging truck that was driven by a 20-year-old man failed to yield and smashed into…

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Tennessee woman dies in truck accident

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Most drivers would agree that driving on the interstate or any major highway can be risky. Drivers could face a number of obstacles beyond their control that could lead to a crash. Depending on the severity of the accident, individuals could suffer serious or even fatal injuries. A recent truck accident claimed the life of a 21-year-old Tennessee woman. The crash took place on a state highway on a recent Tuesday morning. Authorities arrived at the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation into the crash. Police say that a woman was headed in the eastbound direction on SR 840 when…

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Woman killed in Tennessee truck accident

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A truck accident is typically dangerous under any circumstances, and it can be deadly. A Tennessee woman died after being involved in a recent truck accident in Cheatham County. She was a passenger in car that crashed directly into an oncoming fire truck. The accident happened on a recent Sunday afternoon close to 3:30 p.m.. The two firemen on the truck were assisting at the scene of a motorcycle crash took place. The Tennessee Highway Patrol indicated that the 27-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang switched into the northbound lane of traffic and crashed into the fire truck head-on. The…

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2 killed in Tennessee truck accident

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Tennessee residents know that distracted driving is dangerous. However, they often do not realize just how dangerous it can be until it affects them or someone that they love. A recent truck accident that occurred in Haywood County, Tennessee, may have been the result of distracted driving. According to recent reports, the accident happened in mid-March near Brownsville. Upon an initial investigation, authorities determined that the crash was caused when the driver of a pickup truck veered across the center line for unknown reasons. The driver ended up colliding with a tractor-trailer in a head-on crash. The impact caused both…

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Man killed in Tennessee truck accident

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A truck accident tends to be more serious than other motor vehicle accidents due to the force of impact and, on many occasions, the difference in size of the vehicles involved. A victim in a truck accident often suffers severe and even fatal injuries. In a recent tragedy, a 71-year-old Tennessee man lost his life after being involved in a crash. Another individual suffered injuries. The accident happened on a recent Monday afternoon at a Murfreesboro intersection. Upon an initial investigation, police say that the collision happened when the driver of a dump truck rear-ended another vehicle in a line…

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Truck accident on Tennessee highway takes 1 life

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The negligence of one driver can cause a catastrophe for others who share the road with him or her. When truck drivers are negligent, it can cause a truck accident, which can lead to injuries or even death. One recent Tennessee accident may be found to have resulted from a truck driver’s negligence. The crash took place about two hours east of Memphis on a mid-December afternoon and involved two vehicles. According to authorities, the accident happened after a log truck driver made a turn from one highway onto another. As a result, a car driver by a 27-year-old female hit the…

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Truck accident kills individual inside of home

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Virtually all Tennessee residents understand that there are inherent dangers involved in automotive travel. When we take to the roads, it is with the knowledge that accidents can and do take place, and that vigilance is required at all times while driving. However, when we are in our homes, we give little to no thought to the dangers associated with driving. That makes a fatal crash even harder to accept, such as the case of a recent truck accident that took place within a Nashville home. The accident occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday, when the…

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18-wheeler accident claims the life of truck driver

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A crash on Interstate 75 in Tennessee involving two tractor-trailers has ended the life of one man and injured several other people. The crash took place on a recent Wednesday afternoon, and involved vehicles traveling in both directions along the roadway. The 18-wheeler accident remains under investigation, but police believe that one of the trucks left the northbound lanes of travel, crossed the median and entered the lanes of oncoming traffic. At that point, a collision took place with a tractor-trailer headed southbound. One other vehicle, a passenger car, was also involved in the wreck. In total, four people were…

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At least 4 die in truck accident in Tennessee

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The road can be a dangerous place under the best of circumstances, especially with large tractor-trailers traveling at high speeds. Anybody on the road can end up being hurt or even killed in an accident at anytime. Unfortunately, this is what had recently happened in a truck accident which claimed at least four lives along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. The incident happened one afternoon in late June on the freeway. The incident involved two tractor-trailer trucks and at least two passenger cars. One of the tractor-trailers carried a married couple, who were both killed in the fiery collision. Two other…

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2 killed in Tennessee 18-wheeler accident

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According to Tennessee State Troopers, a tragic semi truck accident claimed the lives of two drivers on a recent Saturday evening. The 18-wheeler accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. along Interstate 81, not far from the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Both the semi truck driver and the driver of another vehicle were killed in the accident. The crash happened when the semi truck drove into the back of another car. The 54-year-old driver of the 18-wheeler was killed as a result of the accident. The 81-year-old driver of the car was pronounced dead later that day after doctors tried to…

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