The United States has the highest car crash rate of all countries in the world. Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2015 show that 35,092 individuals lost their lives in car crashes that year. When you look at data regarding these accidents, trends start to emerge as to when and why these fatal crashes occur.
A 36-year-old Clinton man has been arrested and charged with both vehicular homicide and driving under the influence (DUI) charges for his role in causing a fatal crash in Anderson County on the evening of Feb. 8.
A spokesperson with the Knox County Sheriff's Office reports that a fatal crash occurred along the 6600 block of Millertown Pike between Silver Creek Road and Harris Road in Knoxville on Dec. 22.
The holiday season is upon us, and that means driving conditions are a little more dangerous than usual. The winter cold brings sleet, rain and potentially snow. It also brings clogged highways and local roads that are full of stressed out and distracted shoppers. This means that you and your family need to be extra careful while navigating traffic this time of year.
A pedestrian was struck by two cars out in front of Weigel's on E. Summit Hill Drive in Knoxville at 7:05 a.m. on Dec. 10.
You don't want to text and drive. You don't even want to hold your phone to talk. You realize that it's dangerous and that those types of distractions take your hands off of the wheel and your mind off of the road.
A 25-year-old Knoxville man was struck and killed by a motorist while riding his motorbike during rush hour on Oct. 19. The incident occurred at the intersection of Sullivan Road and Western Avenue just before 8:39 a.m.
A 12-year-old Knoxville boy suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a motorist in front of his middle school on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The incident occurred just after 8:05 a.m., in front of Vine Middle Magnet School.
Just about any significant issue has some myths surrounding it, and car accidents are no exception. Unfortunately, what we believe about these incidents may be very different from the reality of the situation. Those who have just experienced their first car accident and have never been involved in a legal situation are especially vulnerable to the many misconceptions that surround car accidents.
Most of us already know how a negligent motorist can wreak havoc on Tennessee roadways. Car accidents caused by driver negligence occur at an alarming rate. Many victims injured in collisions desperately need compensation in order to pay for medical treatment and replace lost wages. However, when insurance claims have dried up and the at-fault motorist has no money to collect, what legal remedies remain for victims to pursue?