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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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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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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3 injured in fire truck accident in Memphis, Tennessee

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Most people have a great amount of respect for firefighters since they regularly risk their lives in order to keep the public safe. However, even Tennessee firefighters make mistakes while on the job, which sometimes ends up causing injury to those they intend to protect. This is what may have happened recently in Memphis, where firefighters were involved in a truck accident that left one woman with critical injuries. The incident happened in early August when the fire station received a call regarding a man who had been experiencing chest pains. Four firefighters left the fire station in their fire…

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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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Trucking company had 17 violations before fatal truck accident

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People in Tennessee generally take care to maintain their vehicles and make sure to operate them in a safe manner. We know that the risk of not doing either one of these things could be a serious accident. However, not all vehicle operators and owners take these precautions. The negligence of a trucking company is at the center of a tragic truck accident that took lives of six people. The crash occurred after a trucker was following too closely behind an SUV in which the victims were traveling. According to reports, the trucker smashed into the SUV while driving at…

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Split sleep schedule proves beneficial for truckers

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While a solid eight or more hours of sleep continues to be the optimal choice for all, a recent study shows a split schedule of sleep is more beneficial than a solid stretch of sleep during the daytime hours. This study may specifically interest those in the truck driving industry, or those who drive tractor-trailers in Tennessee as well as other states, because they are under strict regulations regarding sleep hours. While these regulations are intended to increase safety for everyone on the roadways and reduce the number of truck accidents, the study’s results may show that changes should be…

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Black box devices offer victims new evidence

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Few things in life have the potential to be as destructive, costly, and frightening as a car or truck accident. In the blink of an eye what had been a calm, everyday drive can quickly become a nightmare of destruction and injury. Whether it be on account of poor vehicle maintenance, negligence, recklessness, or intoxication, the poor driving choices that lead to an accident have severe consequences for victims and their families. In the wake of an accident, a victim’s ability to reclaim the restitution and damages they’re duly owed is often determined by the evidence and information available to…

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Amtrak-semi accident that killed six blamed on distracted driver

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A collision between a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train last year that killed six people has been found to have been likely caused by the truck driver, who was killed in the crash. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board discovered that his vehicle had bad brakes and that the driver had racked up a record of speeding infractions prior to the fatal truck accident which shocked people in Tennessee who saw reports of the incident. They also believe that the driver was distracted. Officials speculated that he simply didn’t see the oncoming train as a result of one of…

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Sleepy driver convicted in major accident

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Drivers who take the wheel of large commercial vehicles arguably have an even a greater responsibly to ensure they are in the proper physical condition to operate these powerful vehicles. Some Tennessee residents have likely seen a truck accident that stemmed from the fact that the driver is either exhausted or not experienced enough to handle a vehicle of that size. Last year, the driver of vehicle similar in size to a commercial tractor-trailer made some extremely dangerous decisions when he got behind the wheel of a bus. The tired driver lost control of his enormous vehicle, and it resulted…

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