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Two serious accidents reported from Murfreesboro

The police department of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is investigating two separate accidents that occurred recently in the area. Two people were seriously injured, requiring them to be taken to the hospital for treatment. The car accidents occurred in the city of Murfreesboro, which is the county seat of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro is also a part of the Nashville metropolitan area.

The first accident was reported just before noon near Highway 840 on Broad Street. According to police reports, three vehicles were involved in the crash. One of the passengers in one car sustained a serious injury. The passenger was taken to Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

The accident investigation revealed that the driver of another car involved in the accident was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested at the scene. The negligent driver also faces charges for possessing drug paraphernalia and vehicular assault charges, which resulted in the accident. No other person was injured, according to police reports.

The second accident was a single-car accident that occurred in the afternoon hours. The accident occurred at Middle Tennessee Boulevard and New Salem/Highway 99 intersection. According to the police report, the driver of the car lost control and collided with a tree. The driver was injured and was also taken to Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. The Fatal Crash Team has been assigned the task of investigating both incidents.

The negligence of drivers can prove fatal for other motorists and pedestrians on the road. If the negligent driver has been drinking, the risk of an accident increases. If that happens, compensation can help to ease the financial burdens that often occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents. In most cases, the innocent party in an accident can claim all monetary losses like lost wages and medical expenses from the insurers of the negligent driver. While no amount of money can replace the pain and suffering that a victim experiences after an accident, holding the negligent party accountable can at least be one step toward the healing process.

Source: News Channel 5, "Police Investigate Two Serious Crashes In Murfreesboro," Nov. 17, 2012

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