Speeding teen charged after fatal motor vehicle accident kills 3

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An 18-year-old Tennessee man is facing negligent homicide charges after he allegedly caused the deaths of three other people on a recent Sunday evening. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the three deceased individuals were passengers in the car that was driven by the accused teenager. All three victims of the motor vehicle accidentapparently died at the scene of the crash. Reportedly, police in Greeneville  noticed the speeding car and clocked it at a speed of 60 mph in an area where the speed limit is 30 mph. They tried to pull the driver over, but he raced away. He lost…

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Victim of wrong-way motor vehicle accident dies after 3 days

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A Tennessee car crash on Airport Parkway in Kingsport occurred on a recent Sunday morning. The Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit investigated the accident. Three individuals suffered critical injuries resulting from the motor vehicle accident. Police reported that one of the injured victims succumbed to his injuries three days after the wreck occurred. According to a report by the accident reconstruction team, a northbound driver encountered a southbound vehicle traveling the wrong direction in the northbound traffic lanes. Investigators have not yet determined the reason for the actions of the wrong-way driver, although it was mentioned that the driver was traveling…

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Car accidents: 1 dies when mule-drawn carriage is rear-ended

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Rear-end accidents are not uncommon on Tennessee roads. In fact, they are some of the most common types of crashes and can occur just about anyplace and at any speed. Many lives have been lost in accidents that involved automobiles hitting bicycles and other modes of transport from behind. Such car accidents frequently lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. The Tennessee Highway Patrol recently reported that a passenger in a mule-drawn carriage lost her life when the wagon in which she was a passenger was rear-ended. Authorities reported that a Thorn Hill man was traveling south on Highway 11-W…

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Cross-over motor vehicle accident kills 2, critically injures 1

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Every car accident in Tennessee is different, and determining the cause is often complicated. In many cases, head-on collisions are caused by drivers who cross over into the lanes of oncoming traffic. Sadly, these crashes are often fatal, and this was the outcome of a recent head-on motor vehicle accident in Stewart County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Highway 79 on a recent Thursday evening. According to the accident report, a 23-year-old driver from another state was northbound at an excessive rate of speed when she veered across the center into the southbound traffic lanes. Reportedly,…

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Motor vehicle accident kills mom, dad and 11-day-old baby

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A Tennessee man was arrested and is being held in a county jail on charges related to a recent auto accident. He is on a bond of $1 million and awaiting arraignment. The 37-year-old driver is accused of causing the deaths of three people in a motor vehicle accident in Houston County. The accident report of the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicates that the man was driving a pickup truck southbound on Highway 13 in the vicinity of Erin. For reasons not yet determined, he reportedly crossed over into the lane of oncoming traffic. He crashed head-on into a northbound vehicle…

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Motorcycle accidents: Rider crashes moments after being warned

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Motorcycle riders are always at a risk of not being seen by vehicle operators. Unfortunately, bikers are not protected by the steel frames that protect operators of vehicles, and motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or worse. A Tennessee bike rider recently suffered critical injuries when he was struck by a car. According to a Murfreesboro police officer, he responded to a call about the reckless driving of a motorcyclist on a recent Wednesday evening. He located the biker in a parking lot. Despite the motorcyclist’s denial, the officer warned him about reckless driving. The motorcyclist reportedly then pulled onto…

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Tennessee motor vehicle accident kills father, injures 6 children

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The failure to maintain proper lane usage when driving on a Tennessee Interstate can lead to devastating consequences. A 22-year-old man operating an SUV claims that he  took evasive action when another vehicle traveled into his lane, causing the SUV to become entangled in a motor vehicle accident. The man reportedly swerved to avoid the other car, causing him to cross the median and smash into a van carrying six children. According to Nashville officials, the accident occurred on Interstate 440 on a recent Wednesday afternoon. The SUV driver was westbound when he crossed the median and traveled into the eastbound lanes,…

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Motor vehicle accident: 8-year-old describes hit-and-run driver

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With the help of an 8-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident, investigators located the driver who smashed into the motorcycle on which she was a passenger. The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle carrying two people. Troopers said the accident occurred at an intersection in Gibson County. Accident investigators said a pickup truck struck a motorcycle after running a stop sign. The driver allegedly left the scene of the accident, but, according to the young victim, the driver only left after getting out of the pickup truck and looking…

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Bus accidents: 15 Youths injured while on mission trip

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Owners of buses in Tennessee and other states are responsible for regular maintenance on the vehicles. Failure to ensure that buses are safe to operate may increase the chances of bus accidents that cause loss of life and severe injuries. Despite these regulations, bus accidents continue to occur, leaving innocent passengers injured and facing high medical costs. Multiple people suffered injuries in a recent bus accident in Cleveland. The Cleveland Police Department reported that a bus carrying 16 children left the road and came to a halt in an adjacent ditch. The accident reportedly occurred on a recent Friday morning….

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Motor vehicle accident involving bike leads to 1 death

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It’s essential that those operating vehicles are particularly careful around bicyclists, as these individuals are at risk of being seriously hurt or killed in a collision since they lack protection. Unfortunately, one man in Tennessee recently died in a motor vehicle accidentinvolving a bicycle. The crash happened on a Monday morning and involved a dentist. The 55-year-old dentist was on his bike at close to 6:30 a.m. All of a sudden, an automobile driven by a 25-year-old woman hit the bicyclist, police said. The bicyclist died at the scene of the collision. At the time of the accident, the vehicle…

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Motor vehicle accident claims the life of a child

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Tennessee readers are saddened by the news of yet another deadly accident on the state’s roadways. Any motor vehicle accident that ends a life is distressing, but when a young life is lost it often strikes a deeper chord among a community. Such is the case in the recent death of a 5-year-old boy from Cookeville. Upon preliminary investigation, police assert that the crash took place on U.S. 27 in Leesburg. A late model Kia Sol with three occupants was travelling in the southbound lanes when another vehicle approached from the rear. That vehicle, a bucket truck operated by Sumter…

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More seat belt use is lowering motor vehicle accident deaths

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Responsible drivers in Shelby will be happy to hear that motorists across the United States are increasing their usage of seat belts. Common sense tells us that seat belts save lives, but this idea is also backed up by scientific research and statistics. When an individual uses his or her safety harness while riding in the front seat of a car, that person is 45 percent more likely to survive a motor vehicle accident. According to the latest issue of AAA Midwest Traveler, Americans are 1 percent more likely to use a motor vehicle safety harness as compared to last…

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Tennessee hit-and-run motor vehicle accident kills 13-year-old

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A tragic accident has claimed the life of a 13-year-old Tennessee boy. He was trying to help his mother change a tire on the side of I-24 when the motor vehicle accidentoccurred. The driver who struck both he and his mother fled the scene immediately after the collision. According to the Tennessee highway patrol, the boy’s mother had done everything she could to be safe. They were parked in the interstate’s emergency lane, and they had their hazard beacons on. Nevertheless, the hit-and-run driver struck both the mother and the boy and, while the boy did not make it, his…

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Rock band bassist arrested after fatal car accident in Tennessee

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One of the most reckless and dangerous decisions that a person can make is to get behind the wheel after consuming drugs or too much alcohol. Under the influence of these substances, a person can become a serious threat on the road. They are unpredictable and take risks that a responsible driver would not. Often times, these risks end in the devastation of a serious car accident. Recently, one such accident occurred in Tennessee after an allegedly impaired driver crashed into another vehicle. The crash left one man dead and another in jail for charges related to drunk and drugged…

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