Drunk driving car accidents are common in Nashville in throughout Tennessee. Alcohol use impairs a driver's ability to properly control a vehicle and makes it more likely that a driver will strike other vehicles. Alcohol use also impairs a driver's judgment and may make it more likely that the driver will speed or respond inappropriately to traffic signals or road hazards.
When Nashville Metro Police attempted to pull over a 28-year-old driver for not having his headlights on during an afternoon rainstorm, the man sped away instead. He jumped a curb and struck a 55-year-old man who was innocently walking on the sidewalk along Arthur Avenue. The victim was critically injured in the pedestrian-car accident.
A large percentage of accidents that occur on the roadway each day involve two vehicles, and a significant portion of those are considered only minor accidents. Vehicles that weigh several thousand pounds act as a protective barrier for their passengers when involved in smaller collisions, but those small collisions can quickly turn fatal when one of the parties involved is a pedestrian.
A 39-year-old Maryville, Tennessee man was killed in a motorcycle accident last week. The manner of the accident highlights the uphill battle motorcyclists may face when they have been involved in an accident.
A man from Tennessee who has cerebral palsy recently filed suit against the local sheriff, sheriff's deputies and the court clerk after officers mistook his condition for symptoms of drunkenness and arrested him on suspicion of a DUI.
A Tennessee man died recently after being involved in a motorcycle accident even though he was wearing a helmet at the time the accident occurred.
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of Tennesseans between the ages of 3 and 34. Children are at risk for severe personal injuries from car accidents because their bodies are not as fully developed or as strong as average adult bodies. Child pedestrians hit by cars are also at risk for serious personal injuries or wrongful death.
We have covered many motorcycle accidents in previous posts. Although all personal injuries from car and pedestrians accidents can be serious, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable. Motorcyclists frequently suffer from severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries because motorcycles afford very little protection against car accidents. Motorcyclists who fail to wear helmets are especially vulnerable to brain injuries.