A man who has been accused of a fatal accident in which killed a taxi cab driver in Murfreesboro has denied driving the car at the time of the accident. The apparent drunken-driving accident occurred on the Medical Center Parkway. The accused 25-year-old driver faces one charge of vehicular homicide and his third charge for DUI. After booking at a local jail, the suspect was released on bond for $59,500.
A 22-year-old man spotted two cars that had stopped in the right lane of Interstate 240 and made a quick turn to avoid hitting the vehicles. However, the car right behind him collided right into the stopped cars. According to police reports, the incident is being considered a drunk driving accident.
Stopping for any reason along a highway or interstate is dangerous. When it's dark, however, it's especially dangerous as drivers of other vehicles may have difficulty seeing stalled vehicles. One Tennessee woman was recently killed in a drunk driving accident when the driver of vehicle in which she was a passenger stopped to assist the driver of a stalled vehicle along Tennessee Interstate 240.
A woman was driving drunk in Lebanon in July 2011, when she rear-ended several vehicles at the intersection of East High and Cedar streets. One man was paralyzed, another killed, as well as that man's grandson, aged four. According to Lebanon police, the woman's blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit at the time of the crash, an absolutely astounding fact. She had also apparently been travelling at 60 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone.
A Tennessee man who would normally be responsible for reporting news of a serious car accident was recently involved in one himself. The 31-year-old newspaper editor was driving back from dropping friends off at a nearby hospital when another driver struck his car in a head-on collision.
When an individual who has been drinking makes the decision to drive, they endanger not only their own life, but also the lives of other drivers and pedestrians they encounter. A 23-year-old man was recently convicted on charges related to a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred when the man was drinking and driving.
A Tennessee woman has been awarded one of the biggest jury awards in the state's history for injuries that she suffered in a 2008 drunk driving car accident. The woman was 18-years-old and a student at Ooltewah High School when the 29-year-old man's car drifted into oncoming traffic and hit her car.
DUI checkpoints will be set up around Tennessee to help increase safety for drivers over the summer. The effort will focus on the Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the start of the summer driving season. More vehicles will be on the road this summer, and holiday weekends are typically associated with an increase in drunk driving.
Nashville area high schools are working hard to show their students the real consequences of drinking and driving on prom night. Schools in this area and all over the country often use mock car crashes to show students a realistic representation of what can happen if they choose to drive drunk.
In our last post, we discussed the high car accident rates for teens in Tennessee. In this post, we'll look at some of the contributing factors and discuss car crash prevention.