Tennessee Car Accident Injury

Crash alert: Head-on collision on Highway 70 leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

by Ponce Law | September 17th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – One driver was killed and another was injured when their vehicles collided head-on in western Cumberland County Wednesday night, according to 1057 News.

Authorities report the fatal accident involving two men from Sparta occurred on Highway 70 near the White County line. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Darius Parks was driving a GMC Sierra when it went over the center line and crashed into a Chevy Silverado driven by 23-year-old Jason Scholl.

The Chevy rolled over and caught fire, and Scholl died from his injuries. Parks was airlifted to an area trauma center, but no details were immediately available on his condition.

Highway 70 was closed temporarily following the accident while traffic was diverted onto another roadway.

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Crash alert: Multi-vehicle accident in Smyrna leaves 3 injured

by Ponce Law | September 16th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Police in Smyrna are investigating a crash that left three people injured on Monday morning, according to WKRN.

The incident involved three vehicles, and happened at about 5:15 a.m. in the area of Nissan Drive and Bent Tree Drive.

Two of the injured were pulled from one of the vehicles and transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. A person in another vehicle was sent to StoneCrest Medical Center. Details on the extent of their injuries were not yet released.

Police said a person in the third vehicle was not hurt in the accident.

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Crash alert: Authorities report rise in fatal crashes in Tennessee

by Ponce Law | September 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are reporting a rise in the number of fatal crashes in Tennessee this year, according to WKRN.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the increase is occurring even though the volume of traffic on the roads has been reduced in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The THP said that while the total number of crashes is lower, those that happen are resulting in more deaths. So far this year 20 pedestrians have been killed in Davidson County alone.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association noted statistics showing the percentage of fatalities involving SUVs and pedestrians is up over 80% the past few years.

The GHSA said the speed of drivers and the size of vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs may be contributing factors in the increase in traffic fatalities.  The organization said improved infrastructure on the state’s roadways, including narrowing lanes and adding more crosswalks, could help save lives.

About half of the fatal crashes involving pedestrians across the country are believed to involve impairment on the part of either the driver or the pedestrian.

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Crash alert: Motorcycle rider killed in Dickson County accident

by Ponce Law | September 8th, 2020

DICKSON COUNTY, TN – A motorcyclist was fatally struck by an SUV on a road in Dickson County early Saturday morning, according to News Channel 5.

The incident happened at about 3:45 a.m. on Highway 48 South. 55-year-old Tommy Wilson had been thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a deer and was lying in the road, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

A woman who was approaching the area driving a Toyota SUV did not see Wilson in the roadway at first, and the vehicle struck him as she was attempting to slow down, according to investigators.

The woman was not injured. No citations were issued in connection with the accident.

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Crash alert: 2 hospitalized after car hits deer on I-40

by Ponce Law | September 7th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Two people were injured when their vehicle struck a deer on a highway in Cumberland County Saturday night, according to 1057 News.

Authorities say 57-year-old Richard Gorski was driving a BMW westbound on Interstate 40 when he hit the deer at the 313 mile marker. Gorski, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and a passenger, 41-year-old Joanna Gorski, were both believed to have sustained serious injuries in the crash.

Medical crews responded to the scene and the two were taken to Cumberland Medical Center. No further details on their conditions have been released.

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Crash alert: 17-year-old driver involved in accident in Greenbrier

by Ponce Law | September 2nd, 2020

GREENBRIER, TN – State troopers and first responders were on the scene of an accident involving a teenager in Robertson County Monday night, according to the Smokey Barn News.

Authorities said the 17-year-old was driving at about 8:20 p.m. on Gideon Road in Greenbrier when he rolled his vehicle while taking a sharp curve on wet pavement.

The teen managed to escape being seriously hurt, suffering only superficial injuries. He declined transport to a hospital.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies responded. The THP is investigating the cause of the accident.

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Crash alert: Crews rescue driver pinned in car after I-24 wreck

by Ponce Law | August 31st, 2020

CHEATHAM COUNTY, TN – First responders rescued a man who was pinned inside his vehicle after a crash in Cheatham County Saturday night, according to WKRN.

The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department said its crews arrived to find the vehicle heavily damaged and the driver trapped following the accident on Interstate 24 near mile marker 31 eastbound.

The fire department said the man was talking with its crews the entire time they were cutting him free from the wreckage.

He was taken to the hospital by Cheatham County EMS for treatment.  The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department posted photos from the scene on its Facebook page.

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Crash alert: 7 hurt when minivan overturns on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 27th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Seven people were injured, including four children, when their minivan crashed on a Cumberland County highway early Thursday morning, 1057 News reports.

The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 40 at the 320 mile marker. Authorities say 48-year-old Dorothy J. Clark was driving a Toyota Sienna when she lost control of the vehicle. The minivan entered a ditch and embankment before overturning. A 67-year-old passenger in the vehicle was hospitalized in critical condition. Also injured were Clark and another woman, along with the four children, ages 7, 6, 5, and 2.

Clark, a resident of Clinton, Tennessee, was charged with violation of the child restraint law as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Crash alert: 2 injured in multi-vehicle accident on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 26th, 2020

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – Authorities have released details of an accident involving two cars and two tractor-trailers on Interstate 40 in Putnam County last Friday.

According to 1057 News, two people were injured in the crash, which happened at the 295 mile marker of I-40. It began when the driver of a Kenworth tractor-trailer changed lanes and hit the back of a Nissan Murano.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that a Freightliner tractor-trailer and a Toyota Camry were also involved in the crash. The driver of the Nissan Murano, 43-year-old Robert Thorbjornsen, and a passenger, 38-year-old Rachel Thorbjornsen, were both injured in the accident. Details on the severity of their injuries have not been released.

The driver of the Kenworth truck, 55-year-old James Braun of Avon, Indiana, faces a number of charges including failure to exercise due care, violation of the registration law, and violation of financial responsibility law.

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Crash alert: Driver extricated following La Vergne crash

by Ponce Law | August 26th, 2020

LA VERGNE, TN – Rescuers were able to extricate a driver following a crash in Rutherford County Tuesday, according to a tweet from La Vergne Police.

This is an update to a previous story.

The driver had become trapped after crashing into a tree on Jones Mill Road.  Police said the person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after being pulled from the vehicle. There was no immediate word on what led to the accident.

Police closed the road following the wreck, and said it would be reopened after the vehicle was pulled from the treeline.

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