Man steals truck, crashes while trying to avoid zombies

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It may not always be clear how or why an accident happens in the first place. Sometimes a defective part is the culprit while other times, it is poor maintenance of a vehicle that contributes to a crash. Because it is not always easy to determine what caused an accident, preserving the scene and making sure it is thoroughly investigated can be crucial. This can be especially true for trucking accidents. There are a number of questions that often need to be asked after a crash, and tracking the cause and liability for an accident is not always as simple…

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Over 1.7 million cars recalled due to air bag, brake light defect

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Car companies often have to issue recalls of various makes and models because there are so many defective, malfunctioning and missing parts in cars. Questionable manufacturing oversight combined with the desire to save money means that many car companies end up putting unsafe vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, it often takes a serious accident or fatalities for auto makers to realize that their product may be to blame. When an auto defect is identified, auto makers generally issue a recall for the vehicles that are affected. Consumers in Tennessee and nationwide are notified through various outlets that a specific make or…

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Ford vehicles under investigation for engine defects

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If you are driving certain models of Ford vehicles, there is a chance you could end up getting in a serious accident. According to recent reports, a number of vehicles manufactured by the Ford Motor Company have a serious flaw in engine performance that makes them a hazard, especially on highways. People in Tennessee who drive these vehicles should be aware of the investigation that is currently underway in regards to these cars. The types of auto defects that are being looked into by the federal government are not uncommon. With the technological advances that have been made in recent…

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NHTSA Investigating Jeep Fire Hazards

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If you drive a Jeep, you may want to watch out. New evidence is showing that these vehicles could be more dangerous than you think. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating two potentially serious safety hazards involving Jeep vehicles. The first stems from concerns that some Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Liberty models could catch on fire during rear-end collisions. The risk comes from the fact that the vehicles’ gas tanks are housed in a vulnerable location just behind the rear axle and below the rear bumper. In a car accident, the tank may rupture or leak,…

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Memphis Toddler Killed After Being Trapped in Car Window

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Earlier this month, a Memphis toddler was killed after becoming trapped in the rear window of her father’s vehicle. Sadly, power windows are well-known for being child killers. Many safety advocates are saying this accident could have been prevented had manufacturers taken steps to remedy this known auto defect. On the night of the accident, the 2-year-old girl and her two siblings were riding with their father in his SUV. The father parked at a Captain D’s restaurant and briefly ran inside, leaving the car running. When the father came outside approximately 10 minutes later, the toddler’s airway had been…

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