Pedestrian Accidents

Driver arrested for hitting pedestrian drove with revoked license

A driver was arrested by the police in Madison, Tennessee, after he was allegedly involved in an accident, which left a pedestrian with serious injuries. According to police, the negligent driver was driving with a revoked license. The 43-year-old driver was driving on East [...]
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Back to school safety tips for drivers and pedestrians

As the summer draws to a close, kids throughout Tennessee are getting ready to head back to school. While a new school year presents children with new opportunities and excitement, it also presents several dangers, especially when traveling to and from school. Since 2000, there [...]
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Headphones increase fatality risk in car-pedestrian accidents

After it was learned that a teenager who had been killed by a train was listening to headphones when he walked onto the railroad tracks, researchers wanted to determine whether headphones play a part in auto-pedestrian accidents, injuries and fatalities. What they found was [...]
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Nashville police officer recovering after car accident

Unfortunately, many Nashville car accidents involve those who are tasked with keeping our community safe. One Nashville area police officer was struck by a motorist on Murfreesboro Pike last Saturday as he attempted to direct traffic around another accident at 5:30 a.m. The [...]
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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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Halloween may be a dangerous night for Nashville pedestrians

It's trick-or-treat time in Nashville. While many parents are concerned about whether their children will gorge themselves on candy, the most dangerous part of the holiday is not a sugar high. The AAA says that Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for pedestrian accidents [...]
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Tennessee Highway Patrol launches safety campaign

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has launched a traffic safety enforcement and education campaign in order to decrease the amount of personal injuries arising from school zone car accidents. The "Back to School" campaign will focus on the issue of motorists speeding in school zones, [...]
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Murfreesboro woman injured in freak car accident

Tennessee car accidents have a variety of causes. Tennessee residents suffer personal injuries from truck accidents such as the one we discussed in the previous post, and in drunk driving car accidents such as the ones that occurred over the most recent Independence Day weekend.
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Man fleeing Nashville traffic stop causes pedestrian-car accident

When Nashville Metro Police attempted to pull over a 28-year-old driver for not having his headlights on during an afternoon rainstorm, the man sped away instead. He jumped a curb and struck a 55-year-old man who was innocently walking on the sidewalk along Arthur Avenue. The [...]
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In a match between a car and pedestrian, the car will always win

A large percentage of accidents that occur on the roadway each day involve two vehicles, and a significant portion of those are considered only minor accidents. Vehicles that weigh several thousand pounds act as a protective barrier for their passengers when involved in smaller [...]
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