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Sevierville, TN – Teen Driver Injured in Wreck on Boyd’s Creek Hwy

Sevierville, TN (February 04, 2021) – Deputies with the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a two-car collision that caused injuries to three people on Wednesday, February 3rd.  The accident occurred on Boyd’s Creek Highway in Sevier County. Official reports state that a 2009 Nissan Altima was entering the intersection of Boyd’s Creek Highway and North Rogers Road when the driver failed to yield the right of way causing him to collide with a 2008 Honda Pilot.  being driven by [...]

Knox Co, TN - Passenger Fatality in Crash on Martin Mill Pk

Knox Co, TN – Passenger Fatality in Crash on Martin Mill Pk

Knox Co, TN (February 03, 2021) – One person died during a single-vehicle collision in South Knox County on Monday, February 1st. Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office reported to the crash site in the 8400 block of Martin Mill Pike at about 12:30 a.m. Police reports show that the vehicle’s passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity has not yet been released. The driver of the car was transported via ambulance to the University of Tennesse Medical Center [...]

6.20 Knoxville, TN - One Hospitalized After Crash on Strawberry Plains Pike

Knoxville, TN – Carey and Mary Lawler Killed by DUI on Maynardville Hwy

Knoxville, TN (February 02, 2021) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported to the scene of a fatal car accident in the area of Cunningham Road in Knox County on Tuesday, February 2nd. Police, fire and rescue, and other emergency responders were dispatched at about 7:00 p.m. to the crash site in the 6900 block of Maynardville Highway, near a strip mall and a Walgreens when two vehicles collided with one another. The fatal victims have been identified as 76-year-old Carey Lawler [...]

6.22 Johnson City, TN - Carolyn McMurray Killed, Two Injured During Police Pursuit on I-26

Knoxville, TN – Teenager Killed in Crash with Two Semi’s Near Papermill Dr

Knoxville, TN (February 01, 2021) – A 17-year-old male from Bristol lost his life in a three-vehicle collision along Interstate 40 on Saturday, January 30th. The Knoxville Police Department indicated that the accident took place at about 1:35 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in the area of Papermill Drive. The vehicle driven by the young man was involved in an accident with two tractor-trailers. All three vehicles collided near the Interstate 640 split. The young male victim did [...]

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Almost 30% of semitruck crashes result from air brake failure

Commercial truck crashes result from many different circumstances, but some causes are far more common than others. Research shows that air brake failure is one of the most frequent causes of today’s semitruck crashes, accounting for almost 30% of them. According to Transport Topics, the vast majority of today’s commercial trucks now have air brake systems, which need a constant stream of air to stay open and functioning. However, a study of almost 1,000 commercial truck crashes revealed that failure [...]

3.16 Luttrell, TN - Metro Fire Responds to Major House Fire on Mountain Rd

Types of ailments that may qualify you for SSD benefits

A major health situation confronts your family, and it does not come as a surprise. You need a new heart. Now, you begin the wait. That first wait is just to get on the waiting list for a heart from a donor who has met an unfortunate end. Someone’s misfortune will lead to you getting a second lease on life. However, your health circumstances could potentially lead to a domino effect toppling many aspects of your life. Your family and [...]

Are remote workers eligible for workers’ compensation?

Remote technology allows millions of Americans to work from the comfort of their own homes. However, this does not mean that remote workers are safe from physical injuries. Slip-and-falls, soft tissue injuries and other accidents can still leave you with costly damages. If you have suffered an injury while working remotely, you are probably wondering whether you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. The law regarding workers’ comp for at-home employees is very complex, and it varies widely depending on [...]

What is inattention blindness?

These days more people drive vehicles that have the capability of hands-free technology. The driver talks to the car, and it connects to the contact. Most states ban texting, while fewer prohibit the use of all cellphones and other hand-held devices. Tennessee is one state that has a hand-held ban. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2018, distracted driving claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people. With so many bans on texting and hand-held devices, does hands-free [...]

What are the rights and responsibilities of Tennessee cyclists?

Over the past few years, private researchers and government agencies disclosed some disturbing news about cyclists. People who rode bicycles continued to see high rates of injuries and fatalities. If you ride your bike on a regular basis, you have probably been a victim of this as well. Even worse, accidents and fatalities seemed almost always to trend upwards. This is especially true in warmer states, such as Tennessee. Drivers often claim they do not see cyclists. Cyclists say drivers [...]

How you can safely share the road with 18-wheelers

Wherever you are, you have more than likely been on the same strip of blacktop as an 18-wheeler, whether on the daily commute to work or the much-needed road trip, a five-lane highway or a two-lane backcountry road. These huge, sometimes mammoth, vehicles are the monsters of the road. It is best to have a heightened awareness when they are around. Even a healthy dose of respect does not keep a tired driver from swerving into your lane and crashing [...]