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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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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Tennessee man injured in truck accident files lawsuit

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Trucking accidents differ from traditional motor vehicle accidents in a number of ways, including the way in which they are investigated. Trucks and drivers must be in compliance with a number of industry-specific federal regulations. In the event of a truck accident, there are log books that should be scrutinized, maintenance records to investigate and even a truck’s black box to secure in order to unravel the many factors that may have contributed to a crash. Keeping a driver and a truck’s owner accountable for negligence and reckless driving is crucial in keeping other motorists safe. Earlier this year, a…

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FMCSA Shuts Down Dangerous Tennessee Trucking Company

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When most people think about truck accidents, they usually look to place blame on a negligent driver. In many cases, though, the accident can be traced to negligence on the part of the trucking company itself. Trucking companies are responsible not only for making sure that vehicles are properly maintained in safe working condition, but also for ensuring that their drivers are competent and well-trained. Trucking companies that do not comply with safety regulations can be shut down by the federal government. Late last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shuttered a Tennessee trucking company out of concerns it…

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