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Young Tennessee man killed in motorcycle crash

A recent motorcycle crash left a young Tennessean dead. According to reports, the 22-year-old was riding on a dirt bike when a 16-year old rider, also on a dirt bike, crossed the center line and struck him head on. Neither rider was wearing a helmet. The 16-year-oldwas airlifted to the hospital and he is now awaiting criminal charges. Authorities say they will perform tests to determine if intoxication played a role in the wreck.

Two buses involved in fatal Knoxville accident

Many Knoxville residents may be aware of a recent school bus accident that left four people injured and three dead, including two elementary-aged students and a teacher's aide. This tragic accident, which involved two school buses, has left many in our community wondering how such a thing could happen. Investigators from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Knoxville Police department are analyzing the busses to determine if mechanical failure played a role in the wreck. However, both busses passed inspections conducted not long ago. The National Transportation Safety Bureau will join the investigation.

Inattentive driver causes fatal motorcycle crash

Though the weather has started to turn cold, many Tennesseans continue to ride their motorcycles. Whether to get to work, school or social events, riding a bike can be relaxing, fun and cost effective. However, far too many Tennesseans are simply unaware of motorcycles, putting bike riders at extreme risk of injury or death. In a matter of seconds, what should have been a peaceful ride can turn into a nightmare.

Fatal accident occurs after Tennessee man rear-ended

Driving has become so common for many Tennesseans that it has simply become part of the daily routine that does not require much thought. Unfortunately, though, this seemingly minute part of our days is riddled with danger. Distracted, drunk, reckless, and otherwise negligent drivers populate Tennessee's roadways and, in the blink of an eye, can cause a tragic accident.

What do I need to show to win a wrongful death lawsuit?

As with any other type of lawsuit, certain elements must be satisfactorily shown in order to recover compensation during a wrongful death suit. Each element itself can be a complicated matter, requiring extensive evidence and testimony to settle legal issues. However, this post will hopefully help you better understand the basics of a wrongful death claim so that you can better assess your situation.

Knoxville woman dead after fatal church bus car accident

Though we spoke last week about the decreased rate in traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July, a recent car accident claimed the life of a Knoxville woman. The incident occurred in North Knoxville when a church bus from Indiana ran a red light and slammed into her car and a truck before stopping after hitting a CVS sign pole. Some believe the bus's brakes may have failed, rendering it unable to stop, but the accident remains under investigation and blood was drawn from the bus driver for purposes of looking for intoxicants. Police claim this is standard procedure when an individual is involved in a fatal accident.

Fatal accidents decrease in Tennessee over July Fourth weekend

There is some good news for Tennessee's motorists. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, this year recorded the least number of fatal car accidents on a Fourth of July weekend. Across the state, eight people died in fatal accidents, and only a single death was attributable to an alcohol-related crash. The number of deadly crashes is down this year compared to the same time last year, too, numbering at 468. Additionally, over the extended weekend, officers made 119 drunk driving arrests and issues more than 1,000 tickets for seat belt violations.

Rear-end car accident kills two on Tennessee's I-40

Driving on Tennessee's Interstates can be dangerous. Increased traffic and higher speed limits on these roadways can cause multiple-vehicle accidents that result in catastrophic injuries and death. These tragic accidents are even more likely to occur when motorists act negligently or distractedly behind the wheel. This includes being intoxicated, inattentive or disobeying traffic laws.

Interstate wrong-way car accident kills one

One person is dead after an accident on I-75. Reports indicate a wrong-way driver entered the interstate and caused a wreck that involved may have involved as many as four other vehicles. The victim's identity is unclear at this time, but in these types of crashes it is not uncommon for an unsuspecting motorist to be killed and for the errant driver to survive.

Boy killed on Tennessee Interstate after hit-and-run car accident

Almost all Tennesseans have experienced a flat tire at one time or another. Though they are often easy to change, the location where one sustains a flat tire can make the procedure more difficult and dangerous. However, so long as other motorists abide by their reasonable duty of care, those changing tires and dealing with other car issues along the roadside should remain safe.

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