There are many contributing factors to car accidents in the Nashville area. It is unfortunate when a driver attempts to evade police officers and drives in a reckless manner that endangers responsible drivers and pedestrians. Police chases frequently end in car accidents that cause area residents to suffer severe personal injuries and also place our law enforcement officers at risk.
It is prom season and many Nashville high school students are preparing for one of the most special nights of the school year. Many parents may be concerned about the risk of drunk driving car accidents after prom but a recent study found that efforts to curb drunk driving have been effective.
In a previous post we discussed a study into teen car crashes which found that most teen accidents were due to inexperience rather than intoxication or recklessness. The study also brought the shocking death toll figures for teen drivers to the national attention. Lawmakers recently introduced legislation for national graduated driver's license requirements that might help stop some of the nearly 4,000 teen driving deaths every year.
A 32-year-old woman from Bellevue was killed in a car crash on Highway 100 this morning. The accident occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. according to police reports. The woman's Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Highway 100 in West Nashville when it crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Hummer.
Most teen car accidents are attributable to inexperience and distraction rather than recklessness or alcohol, according to a recently published study in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.
Professional drag car racer Shawn Cowie was critically injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. Both Cowie and a female motorist who hit him were hospitalized for their personal injuries. Police officers smelled alcohol on the driver's breath and a blood sample was taken for analysis.
Approximately 1.7 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injury every year. Many of these accidents occur from vehicle crashes, construction accidents, assaults, falls, and gun-incidents. About 50,000 of these patients die, 230,000 are hospitalized, and up to 90,000 survive with long-term disabilities from their injuries.
Substance abuse is one of the most common causes of car accidents in Nashville and greater Tennessee. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs often cause serious car accidents that result in personal injuries and even wrongful death.
Unfortunately, the increasing popularity of smart phones and other mobile devices has had a negative impact on roadway safety in Tennessee. Mobile devices are a contributing factor in many serious car accidents in Nashville and around the state. These accidents frequently result in severe personal injuries and even death.