We have discussed several drunk driving car accidents in previous posts. Drunk driving is one of the top causes of Nashville area car accidents. This is unfortunate because these serious wrecks are wholly preventable. Although it is not uncommon for a responsible motorist to be hit by a drunk driver, there are other types of intoxicated drivers that are equally as dangerous.
Car accidents are common events in the Nashville area but are always unexpected for those involved. A car accident can have devastating consequences and result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a Nashville resident. There are many causes of highway car accidents and often those who suffer the most serious personal injuries are not at fault for the accident.
In our last post we discussed the tragic drunk driving car accident which claimed the life of a 3-year-old Nashville boy. Although the drunk driver was sentenced to 12 years in prison, the boy's family is still outraged and shaken by the accident.
Car accidents kill many Nashville residents every year. One of the most dangerous types of drivers on Nashville roads is the intoxicated driver who recklessly endangers the lives of others. Typically drunk drivers face severe criminal penalties in addition to personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has launched a traffic safety enforcement and education campaign in order to decrease the amount of personal injuries arising from school zone car accidents. The "Back to School" campaign will focus on the issue of motorists speeding in school zones, which is a problem in Nashville and across the state.
A serious Nashville motorcycle accident occurred yesterday. Witnesses say that the crash involved several cars, motorcycles and a pedestrian on Dickerson Road. Emergency crews and police responded to the scene and at least two people were sent to area hospitals.
A Tennessee football fan has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a NFL player for reckless driving. The fan says that Albert Haynesworth III , who is now a defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, was driving "like a maniac" when he crashed in into the 28-year-old man's car at over 100 mph.
New details have emerged regarding the tragic Tennessee church van accident which killed a 14-year-old girl and injured several of her friends. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that the accident happened after the youths attended an all-night Christian rock concert and "lock-in" at a Munford church. It is possible that the 24-year-old driver of the van fell asleep at the time of the accident.