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First Responders Struck on Side of Road: Changes to Move Over Law

Three first responders in Hendersonville, TN were injured while working the scene of a car accident in mid-June. The accident happened when a man tried to get around traffic using reckless maneuvers. Upon being slowed down by traffic, he backed up, hitting a car, and then used the southbound lane to move around other vehicles. He kept going and hit an ambulance containing a patient, knocking an EMT out of the vehicle. Prior to hitting the ambulance, he ran over another first responder’s foot. This accident came one week after another worker was hit and killed on the side of I-24. According to police, the driver who caused the accident was driving on a suspended license. Move Over – Changes to the Law Now in Effect Prior to July 1, drivers were required to move over into another lane or to slow down when passing an emergency vehicle with its…
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TDOT Worker Injured in Roadside Accident

WKRN-TV reported that a 62-year-old man died in Williamson County on November 9 after his car crashed into the back of a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) truck. The station reported that the accident occurred on State Route 840, near the Sedberry Road overpass. The man was driving a 2008 Saturn that was traveling east on the roadway when it hit the back of the TDOT truck. The driver of the TDOT truck, 37, was outside of the vehicle picking up trash when the accident occurred. However, the impact of the crash injured him as he was knocked over a guardrail. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The accident remains under investigation. According to a TDOT representative, since the agency began keeping records in the 1940s, 109 workers have been killed on Tennessee roads while performing tasks. If You See a Vehicle on the Side of the…
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