Memphis Woman Narrowly Escapes Hit-and-Run Death

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A Memphis woman nearly died last weekend and her friend was seriously injured after they were struck by an SUV in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. As of Tuesday, police had not yet been able to identify the driver responsible for causing the hit-and-run accident. However, a witness was able to snap a cellphone picture of the vehicle’s license plate. The women said they were leaving Celtic Crossing and walking across the street to their car when they were struck by a Ford Expedition traveling at approximately 40 mph. One woman had her foot run over by the SUV and the other…

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NHTSA Investigating Jeep Fire Hazards

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A Tennessee State Trooper narrowly escaped death earlier this month after his cruiser was hit by a flatbed truck. The accident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on March 13. The trooper had just completed a traffic stop and was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 40 while he filled out paperwork. All of a sudden, he was struck by a large truck traveling at a high rate of speed. Authorities say the accident was directly related to truck driver fatigue. Apparently, the truck driver was either asleep or very drowsy. He has been charged with felony aggravated assault and reckless…

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Pee Wee Wisdom Bus Accident Fatally Injures 6-Year Old Memphis Boy

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First-grader Anthony Scott was involved in a fatal bus accident on Monday in the parking lot of his Memphis Community school, Oakshire Elementary. He was struck by a day care bus from Pee Wee Wisdom Child Care Center just shortly after school was dismissed for the day. The Memphis bus accident was the most recent in a line of legal problems that have plagued the Pee Wee Wisdom Child Care Centers. In 1999, a 2-year-old boy died in a Pee Wee vehicle when he was left inside in scorching temperatures. A former Pee Wee operator was criminally convicted for embezzling…

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Memphis Motorcycle Crash Forces Driver to Choose Between Lifestyle and Leg

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In an attempt to avoid an April motor vehicle crash on I-40, motorcyclist Kent Stoneking swerved onto the shoulder and into the wet grass on the side of the roadway. His motorcycle slid on the grass, ultimately crashing and crushing his leg in the process. Several surgeries later, Stoneking had only the hope that in a year or so he would be able to walk again. Pins had been placed in the bones of his leg to hold them together and stabilize the muscles, but he was still facing a long journey filled with pain and medications. Stoneking was also…

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