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One killed and three injured in Nashville head-on crash

Lives can change -- or end -- in an instant on Nashville highways. A terrible car accident can seem to come from out of nowhere, especially at night. That's what happened recently on Interstate 40 in Nashville in an accident that left one dead and three others critically injured.
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Tennessee ambulance crash spurs safety reminder

Drivers in Tennessee and the rest of the country have been hearing a lot recently about the dangers of texting while driving. But there is another kind of common driver distraction that leads to car accidents, and that is the distraction caused by another accident.
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Nashville music scene shaken by car accidents

Nashville's music community was shaken recently by the news that drummer Gregg Lohman, a music instructor at Tennessee State University and a member of country star Kellie Pickler's band, was seriously injured in an auto accident. Lohman sustained head and neck injuries in a [...]
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Tennessee motorcycle helmet law's fate up in the air

Tennessee law currently requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets, but legislators recently introduced bills that would largely repeal that law. Instead, the law would require helmets only for riders under age 21. In fact, this has been the third year in a row that lawmakers [...]
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Multivehicle accident blocks Interstate 40 in Tennessee

A multi-vehicle accident was recently reported on the westbound Interstate 40 in Wilson County. The accident occurred during the morning hours. According to reports released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the car accident occurred as a result of a ladder lying in the westbound [...]
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Car accident in south Nashville leaves two injured

A car accident during the night hours in south Nashville left two people injured. According to police reports, a 38-year-old driving a Toyota Corolla northbound on Nolensville Pike was hit by a Honda CRV, which was being driven by a 55-year-old driver who was westbound on Brewer [...]
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Injuries, deaths from motorcycle accidents cost $16 billion

Recent traffic study results may interest some Tennessee motorcyclists. The cost related to injuries and deaths due to motorcycle accidents in the U.S. was estimated at approximately $16 billion during 2010. However, the entire cost of motorcycle accidents is probably much [...]
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Car crash leaves man and woman seriously injured

A car crash has seriously injured two motorists at the Gainesboro Grade and County Farm Road intersection. Both the accident victims were taken to Vanderbilt Hospital based in Nashville, Tennessee. The car accident victims have been identified as a 70-year-old and a 56-year-old, [...]
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Football teams look to helmets to help reduce brain injuries

Several recent class-action lawsuits over concussions in the NFL have brought new scrutiny to safety measures used by contact sports teams at every level. Particularly for high school sports, which can be very competitive, repeated trauma to the head can have long lasting damage [...]
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Ignition interlocks shown to be effective in preventing DUIs

Safety advocates say that new data on ignition interlocks shows that the devices help prevent drunk driving. Drunk driving is a leading cause of car accidents and traffic fatalities in the United States. Lawmakers continue to look for ways to prevent people from driving under [...]
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