A backseat passenger sustained serious injuries in a accident in Clarksville, Tennessee recently. The car accident occurred when the vehicle in which the passenger was traveling went through a stop sign and was hit by another vehicle. According to police, a 2000 Lincoln LS was driving north from Evans Road when its 19-year-old driver went through a stop sign at the intersection of Purple Heart Highway. A Mitsubishi Galant collided with the Lincoln as it came into its path.
An accident near Nashville International Airport during the morning hours has left two people injured. According to the police, the truck accident occurred when an truck driver hit the back of a car on Murfreesboro Pike near the intersection with Donelson Pike. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to a local hospital for treatment; however, the seriousness of their injuries and their present medical conditions had not been disclosed at the time this post was written.
Tennessee residents likely noticed local Highway Department vehicles out salting the roads in preparation for the latest winter freeze. Salt and brine stocks are largely leftover from the last season, as the uneventful winter last year did not call for much salt. This effort is being made to prevent car accidents and multi-vehicle accidents during the winter season.
The interstate signs that are flashing highway fatality statistics are not just a bunch of meaningless numbers. For the sister of a drunk driving accident victim, those numbers mean a lot. The sister was commuting from Franklin to Nashville when she had to stop at the Harding exit because of a road accident. Her father called to tell her that the accident victim was her sister, whose life had been claimed in an alcohol related accident. The allegedly drunk driver was driving the wrong way and collided head-on with the victim's car. Both cars were mangled from the impact of the collision.
Although drunken driving and speeding often result in car and truck collisions, drowsiness while driving is just as dangerous. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one of every 24 drivers admitted to recently dozing off while driving, a factor that could be an element in some truck accidents. The CDC study included participants in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
A car accident in the early hours of New Year's Day has left two people injured. The injured have been identified as two Tennessee Tech students. The preliminary investigation revealed that one of the students was driving his Toyota Camry at a very high speed. The passenger of the Toyota Camry informed the police that he and the driver had left a bar and were heading toward a hookah lounge when the collision occurred.
A car accident during the night hours in south Nashville left two people injured. According to police reports, a 38-year-old driving a Toyota Corolla northbound on Nolensville Pike was hit by a Honda CRV, which was being driven by a 55-year-old driver who was westbound on Brewer Drive. Both drivers sustained injuries in the car accident, and were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. According to police, the 38-year-old driver is in critical condition, and the other driver is in stable condition.
According to police reports, five people lost their lives in various vehicle accidents in Tennessee during the New Year's Eve holiday in 2011. Owing to this reason, the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined hands with local law enforcement agencies to conduct a "No Refusal DUI" enforcement campaign during this New Year's Eve, which started during the evening hours of Dec. 28, 2012 and concludes at midnight on Jan. 1, 2013. The aim was to avoid alcohol related accidents during the holiday season.
Responsible drivers know that when they get behind the wheel, they are taking the lives of many people in their hands. Motorists should only operate a vehicle when they can focus on the road and avoid distractions, and drivers should never operate an automobile while under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, not every driver is a safe driver, and sometimes innocent people end up suffering the consequences of their negligent conduct.
When drivers choose to drive while intoxicated, they are not only breaking the law, they are putting other people on the road at risk. A recent story in Nashville demonstrates how easily a drunk driver can put others at risk.