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Tag Archives: Collision

Large trucks pose a danger on roads and highways

By John Willis |

In Tennessee and elsewhere in the nation, large trucks on highways and roads pose a danger to motorists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. According to statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck accidents involving multiple vehicles were more likely to result in fatalities as opposed to multiple-vehicle accidents involving passenger cars in 2012…. Read More »

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Understanding large truck accidents

By John Willis |

Motorists in Tennessee may benefit from learning more about statistics related to large trucks, as described by U.S. Department of Transportation. Large trucks accounted for a larger proportion of multi-vehicle accidents. Approximately 81 percent of the large truck accidents involve multiple vehicle. In comparison, only 58 percent of the fatal accidents involving passenger vehicles… Read More »

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Officials report injury accident involved a tractor

By John Willis |

On Oct. 27, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a Washington County traffic accident involving a tractor resulted in the hospitalization of one of the drivers. The incident reportedly took place on Old State Route 34 in Jonesborough. According to the THP, a tractor hauling a load of hay collided with a 1992 Buick… Read More »

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Woman killed by pumpkin truck

By John Willis |

A 66-year-old woman in Tennessee was killed after she was involved in a trucking accident on Oct. 8. The incident reportedly occurred around 3:30 a.m. in Donelson. According to local reports, a 34-year-old male driver for Iceline Logistics crashed a semi-trailer into her home. The driver was reportedly hauling 40,000 pounds of pumpkins from… Read More »

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Truck driver fatigue a factor in highway accidents

By John Willis |

Media coverage of the serious injuries suffered by comedian Tracy Morgan and the death of passenger in his rented limo bus has focused attention on a problem that exists on highways in Tennessee and throughout the U.S. Commercial drivers who fail to obey federal trucking regulations limiting the number of hours they can be… Read More »

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