Oct 5, 2017

I-65 Tennessee Truck Crash Kills the Driver of a Semi-Trailer

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Fox 17 News Nashville reported on May 24, 2017 that a Mississippi driver of a large truck was killed when his semi-truck veered off the road and into a line of trees. The accident happened early in the morning on the southbound lane of Interstate 65 in Robertson County. The southbound lane was closed […]

Oct 3, 2017

Tennessee Weather-Related Truck Accidents

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Truck drivers and the shipping companies who hire the drivers need to be especially alert to the dangers of inclement weather. While bad weather is a danger for drivers of all vehicle types, truck accidents are more likely to cause death and severe injuries than car collisions when the sun is too bright, the […]

Sep 26, 2017

Bad Brakes Can Cause Tennessee Truck Accidents

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It is essential that the brakes on 18-wheelers, semi-rigs, and other large trucks be in good working order. It takes large trucks longer to stop than smaller trucks and cars. When truck accidents do occur, they often cause more serious harm to the truck driver and the drivers and passengers in other cars than […]

Sep 19, 2017

Inadequate Truck Driver Training and Trucking Company Vicarious Liability

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While not every truck accident with a passenger vehicle is caused by the truck driver, more often, the passenger vehicle occupants suffer the most severe injuries because of the massive size difference between the two vehicles. Truck drivers receive classroom training and behind the wheel training in how to drive tractor trailers safely, but […]

Sep 12, 2017

Why Wide Truck Turns Are So Dangerous

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In any collision with a truck, it is the car and the occupants of the car that will take the brunt of the impact. In many cases, the car occupants may die or suffer serious catastrophic injuries. Many cars think they are safe when then are to the right of a truck while waiting […]

Aug 25, 2017

Tanker and Pickup Crash Closes Route 412

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The Lewis County Herald reported on May 16, 2017, that a pickup truck and a tanker collided, creating a fire, which caused State Route 412 to be blocked for 17 hours. The accident happened near McClanahan Road in Maury County at about 10:45 am.

The driver of the tanker was taken to the local hospital […]

Jul 13, 2017

Wide-Turn Truck Accidents are Pervasive in Tennessee

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How many times have you seen a large truck or a tractor-trailer have difficulty trying to make a turn at an intersection? Often, they get halfway through the turn and then have to back up and re-steer. Cars to the right of the truck and cars in oncoming lanes hold their breath in the […]

Jun 6, 2017

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Truck Rolls into a Car During Severe Storm

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There’s just about nothing more frightening that can happen while driving than a truck rolling over. In these tragic cases, the following consequences often result:

The driver of the truck will likely die, or incur serious injuries.
As the truck completes its roll, it can roll into oncoming cars or, because trucks are so […]

May 30, 2017

Trucks are Crashing into Buildings Causing Serious Injuries

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You are most certainly aware of the danger that large, commercial trucks pose to the drivers of smaller, passenger vehicles on local roads and highways if they should become involved in a crash, but they can cause even more damage and injuries when they crash into buildings that have people inside of them.

Vehicles-into-building crashes […]

May 25, 2017

FMCSA Analysis of Critical Events Leading Up to Truck Crashes

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In a collision between a large, commercial truck and a passenger vehicle, it is the occupants of the passenger vehicle that sustain the most injuries and are more likely to perish. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 5,000 occupants of passenger vehicles die in traffic crashes with large, commercial trucks […]

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