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Two Killed in West Nashville Head-On Crash

According to WKRN-TV, two people were killed on October 25 in a head-on crash in Nashville, when a car crossed a centerline. The station reports that the crash occurred at around 4 p.m. on the 8000 block of Poplar Creek Road. Police said that a Dodge Ram driven by a 45-year-old man crossed a yellow line and struck an SUV driven by a 19-year-old woman. Both drivers died at the scene of the accident. Police said the man who crossed the centerline was not wearing a seatbelt. The female victim was wearing her seatbelt around her waist and not across her chest. A man who was in the SUV driven by the female was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash, but said the man in the Ram failed to remain in his lane of travel. Why Do Vehicles Cross Centerlines? As…
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Trucker Arrested Following Nashville Motorcycle Accident

According to WTVF-TV, a truck driver was recently arrested after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal Nashville motorcycle accident that took place on October 5. The news outlet reported that the accident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. on Nestor Street. The driver, Jose Oscar Gallardo-Lopez, was allegedly turning into a warehouse when his tractor-trailer collided with a motorcycle driven by a 25-year-old man from Old Clarksville Pike. Police said after the accident, Gallardo-Lopez continued to drive to the rear of the parking lot and attempted to back into a space. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Witnesses told police they saw Gallardo-Lopez attempting to fix the bumper on his truck after the accident. Officers said they found evidence in the truck that he may have been drinking and a blood sample was drawn. The accident remains under investigation….
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How Can I Avoid Hydroplaning in Bad Weather?

Unfortunately, each year, of the estimated 5.8 million auto accidents that occur in America, about 25 percent are weather related. One of the main culprits in weather-related accidents is hydroplaning, which occurs on slick and wet roads. This phenomenon takes place when tires slide on the surface of a road, preventing a vehicle from stopping or responding to driver controls. To prevent a hydroplaning accident from taking place, our Nashville car accident attorney suggests that drivers use caution when operating a vehicle in poor weather. Some steps a driver can take include: Rotating your tires regularly and making sure that they are properly inflated Avoiding riding in outer lanes, where water is most likely to gather Maintaining a safe speed Avoiding tailgating Turning off cruise control Not panicking when control is lost or overcorrecting your vehicle Avoiding hard braking Keep in mind, even if your vehicle hydroplanes, if you injure…
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