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Are There More Truck Accidents in the Summer?

It is common to see an influx of drivers travelling on Tennessee highways during the summer. From May through August, people are driving through the state to get to a road trip destination, or they are travelling to and from work or other summer events. Have you noticed there are more trucks on the road as well? With an increase of truck drivers comes even more truck accidents resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. Why Are There More Truck Accidents in the Summer? Three family members were killed in Campbell County when a Dodge Caravan struck a loaded tractor trailer on I-75 South. This deadly accident occurred when there was heavy traffic on the interstate, and investigators are trying to determine whether constant start-and-stop traffic patterns resulted in the crash. Heavy traffic is more frequent during the summer because of the increase of drivers, which can result in many more…
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Nashville Bikers Save Lives in Fiery 10-Car Pileup

Three Nashville bikers are being credited with helping save the lives of ten people after a fiery crash on August 4. Frank Wing (vice president of APA), Greg Oswald (co-head of WME Nashville) and Marc Oswald of Oswald Entertainment Group were headed to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally when they came upon a fiery 10-car pileup. The accident occurred when an 18-wheeler smashed through a row of cars stopped in I-24 due to construction. Wing described a scene of utter chaos. One car flew into the air, people were trapped in their vehicles screaming and smoke billowed. Gunfire rang out over the carnage as a box of ammunition in one of the cars burned. The group of bikers was prepared to help. Two of them, prior to becoming music executives, worked as paramedics for ten years. The other had ten years of military experience that proved invaluable to the response. The men…
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Trucking Accident Injures Two After Truck Veers into Traffic

In early June, an accident involving two commercial vehicles lead to injuries for two people on Highway 109. Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a Kentucky man pulling a trailer with a Sterling CMV swerved into oncoming traffic, prompting a woman driving a Freightliner semi-truck with no trailer to swerve to avoid the Sterling. However, the Sterling struck the Freightliner’s front side, sending both vehicles off the road. The Freightliner overturned, causing injuries to the driver as well as her passenger. The driver of the Sterling was not harmed. The THP reported that all those involved in the accident were wearing seat belts and that no drugs nor alcohol were involved. What Causes Truck Accidents, and What Do I Do If I Am Involved in One? Every year in the United States, there are nearly 500,000 semi-truck collisions. While some of these collisions are simply accidents, often there are underlying causes…
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