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Did Distracted Driving Cause This Fatal Wrong-Way Accident?

A college graduate and a truck driver died after the student crossed the median on Interstate 40 and caused a fatal wrong-way accident. According to a police report, the 21-year-old drove his SUV the wrong way across the highway median near an exit and caused the head-on collision with a semi-truck carrying corrosive chemicals. The semi-truck became engulfed in flames and neither driver survived the crash. While police are still investigating the cause of the accident, it is still uncertain as to whether the college student was playing a video game on his phone while driving. Distracted Driving Has Fatal Consequences According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight people die and 1,161 are injured each day due to distracted driving. Now that games like Pokémon Go (an augmented reality mobile game) are available on any mobile device, drivers are tempted with even more dangerous distractions. There…
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DUI Driver Kills Motorcyclist in Wrong-Way Accident Outside of Nashville

Late last month, a DUI driver killed a motorcyclist in a wrong-way crash on Highway 76 outside of Nashville. According to The Tennessean, the wrong-way accident involved three vehicles and happened in the morning in Robertson County. Reportedly, leading up to the crash, a 24-year-old man was driving a 2006 Buick LCX west on Highway 76 when he swerved across the center line and collided head-on with a 40-year-old man on a motorcycle. Upon impact, the motorcycle was split in two. One half of the motorcycle was dragged underneath the Buick, while the other half hit a Chevrolet van that was traveling behind the motorcycle prior to the accident. The motorcyclist died on the scene, and the driver of the van was not injured in the crash. The Tennessee Highway Patrol suspects the driver of the Buick was driving under the influence of alcohol. He is facing vehicular homicide charges…
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Three People Lost Their Lives in a Wrong-Way Accident

Three people lost their lives in a horrible wrong-way accident last month. According to the report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the incident occurred in the morning on Interstate 65. The report says one car was driving southbound when it crossed over the median into oncoming northbound traffic and slammed into another sedan before the car was ripped in half by a semi-truck that was unable to avoid the accident. In this case, all involved in the accident were wearing seat belts. However, the impact of the accident was so violent, one driver was still ejected from the vehicle. The chief of the highway patrol said this is one of the most horrific crashes he has seen in 20 years. Wrong Way Crashes Usually Occur Due to Drugs and Alcohol Police do not currently know the cause of the accident, but they speculate it may have been because of speeding,…
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