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December 2011 News

Nashville woman dies in I-65 car accident

A Nashville woman was killed in a car accident on Interstate 65 last week. Authorities say that the 52-year-old woman died just after midnight on Friday. The woman was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla that slid off of the exit from I-65 to I-24 near Rosa Parks Boulevard.
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Pedestrian deaths climb as car accident fatalities fall

Federal safety advocates have noticed a curious trend on our nation's roads: car accident deaths are down but pedestrian deaths continue to climb. Although sometimes a pedestrian accident is attributable to a pedestrian improperly entering a busy road, it is much more common for [...]
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Holiday drunk driving crackdown starts in Nashville

In our last post we discussed the problem of drunk driving car accidents and the fact that there are over 300,000 daily instances of drunk driving across the country. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced last week that his agency will pursue a new "Drive Sober or Get [...]
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Drunk driving rates are down according to CDC study

A drunk driver is one of the most dangerous people on Nashville roads. Drunk drivers are responsible for many deaths every year and have caused immeasurable heartache for local families. When someone decides to drive drunk they are not only breaking the law, but they are risking [...]
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National texting-while-driving ban proposed

In our last post we discussed the role that cellphones play in Nashville distracted driving car accidents. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently proposed a national ban on texting while driving and yesterday the National Transportation Safety Board recommended blanket ban [...]
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Cell phones linked to over 3,000 car accident deaths

We have all seen "that driver" on the way to work: the man or woman who is more interesting in tweeting than the road. Although most of these drivers stop texting after being involved in a minor fender bender, there are many distracted drivers who cause fatal car accidents while [...]
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Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih accused of DUI

Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested last weekend for drunk driving. Drivers who decide to drive while intoxicated are not only breaking the law, but they are also placing innocent drivers and pedestrians at risk for grave personal injuries and death. There are many people in [...]
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Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih accused of DUI

In yesterday's post we discussed the drunk driving allegations brought against Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih. The beauty pageant winner was stopped last weekend after a police officer observed her speeding in a 2011 black Jaguar. The beauty queen was allegedly weaving in and out of [...]
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Third-party claims in Tennessee rear-end car accidents

Many Tennessee residents have experienced the frustration of being involved in a rear-end collision. Being hit from behind can cause serious property damage and personal injuries, which we saw in the 50-car pileup which happened on Thursday morning. That pileup was caused by a [...]
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50-car pileup near Nashville leaves one dead

The change of the season can create serious challenges for Nashville drivers. Today dense fog caused a massive pileup near Nashville involving 50 cars. As many as 179 vehicles stopped because of the crashes on Vietnam Veterans Parkway in Hendersonville.
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