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Tag Archives: Truck accident

Semi-truck versus passenger vehicle accidents

By John Willis |

At the high speeds on highways, Tennessee drivers of passenger vehicles can be at risk when even minor driving errors occur around semi-trucks because the larger vehicles are difficult to control. Likewise, truck drivers need to be extra cautious, as an inattentive truck driver can cause serious injuries to the occupants of smaller vehicles… Read More »

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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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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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2 workers injured on interstate in Tennessee

By John Willis |

Two Department of Transportation workers in Tennessee were seriously injured in an auto accident that occurred on Sept. 4. The incident happened at approximately 1:45 p.m. near mile marker 99 on the westbound side of Interstate 24. According to local reports, the accident was caused by traffic beginning to slow down on the interstate…. Read More »

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Fiery I-75 crash kills 1, injures 3

By John Willis |

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that one person died and three other people were injured on Aug. 27 in an accident involving at least one passenger vehicle and two semi-trucks that caught fire. The crash happened in Campbell County on Interstate 75 shortly after 3 p.m. According to police statements, a northbound semi-truck traveled… Read More »

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Police: Truck making illegal turn caused deadly accident

By John Willis |

Authorities in Tennessee are blaming the actions of a tractor-trailer driver for a deadly accident on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Reports from the scene of the semi accident state that an 18-year-old woman is dead and two others are injured. The Moorsburg woman was traveling northbound on Highway 11 in a 2000 Daewoo passenger vehicle… Read More »

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Hours of service rule helps curb fatigue among truck drivers

By John Willis |

Truck accidents can be frightening due to the sizes of the vehicles and trailers involved. Tennessee residents who are concerned with safety as they share the roads with semi-trucks may wonder about issues like fatigue and the health of truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established to oversee such issues in… Read More »

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Truck accident kills 4, injures 4

By John Willis |

A fiery five-vehicle crash that happened on June 25 killed four people and injured four others on Interstate 40 in West Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that an earlier accident had slowed down traffic just west of the Brownsville exit in Haywood County between Jackson and Memphis. As a westbound Lexus slowed around… 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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