A young woman from Antioch, Tenn., likely thought she was being responsible by taking a cab after she had been drinking on Feb. 21. “Well, she wasn’t in a taxicab,” Metro police spokesman Don [...]
Around 10:17 p.m. on Tuesday night, a group traveling east in a Pontiac on Clarksville's Madison Street hit a curb, went off the road, and hit a utility pole, according to a news release by [...]
Last Thursday, the eastbound lanes of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard were completely shut down due to four separate chain reaction crashes that left 17 people injured and one man dead. That morning, the temperature had [...]
Over the past two weeks, we have been exploring topics that could lead to lower car accident costs for Nashville and the United States as a whole. Some safety groups believe our focus has been misdirected towards issues like cell phone use and defective vehicles when most car accidents and most car accident injuries are actually caused by other factors. Child safety seat education and law is an issue that warrants more attention, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Well, just in time, it’s National Child Passenger Safety Week which culminates with National Seat Check Saturday. Don’t miss this free opportunity to get help fitting your child in the right safety seat and getting that safety seat properly installed in your vehicle. Child injury statistics from the CDC present a gruesome picture: four children, age 14 or younger, were killed by a motor vehicle crash every day in 2008. That’s 1,460 kids killed in a year, and countless more injured! Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children, age 3 to 14. […]
If you close your eyes and imagine your reaction to being in a car accident, or remember what you thought when you actually were in a car accident, a of lot things probably rush to the front of your mind. Everybody shares that instant impression of fear, a furrowed brow, the feeling of physical tension and then the question, 'Am I hurt?'. Accident victims who are fortunate enough to "walk away" from the site of impact may only then begin to feel the impending cost of the accident. Not only is there intangible emotional output after a car accident, there's a lot of actual time output spent reliving the whole thing for police officers and insurance adjusters. There's time spent figuring out how now to make it from point A to point B without your own vehicle. There's time spent finding yourself a new vehicle or just waiting on repairs. And then there are the bills.