Fatal Wrong-Way Accident Reported in Robertson County

A 37-year-old woman from Oak Grove, Kentucky, died when she was involved in a wrong-way car accident on Interstate 24 in Robertson County Saturday night.

Per a report by Smokey Barn News, the crash occurred when her 2013 Chevrolet Sonic entered the eastbound lanes of I-24 in Pleasant View, Tennessee, heading westbound. Her vehicle then collided head-on with a semi-truck at mile marker 22. Her vehicle was found 150 feet away from the crash scene, as the impact of the collision caused it to roll about 100 yards to the center median of the interstate.

Emergency responders pronounced the woman dead at the scene of the crash. A report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that she tested positive for alcohol and drugs after the crash.

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Multiple Injuries Reported after 3-Vehicle Accident in Clarksville

Three vehicles were involved in an accident that injured four people in Montgomery County Friday morning.

Clarksville Now reports that the crash occurred at around 9:15 a.m. near the intersection of Sevenmile Ferry Rd when two vehicles initially collided head-on. Another vehicle was also involved in the accident shortly after the first crash.

Emergency responders said in a news release that of the four victims, two were seriously injured in the accident. One of the victims was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville to receive treatment, while the other victims were transported to Tennova Healthcare.

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Multiple Injuries Reported after School Bus Crashes into 2 SUVs in Nashville

A school bus crashed into two SUVs in Nashville Wednesday afternoon, causing five children to suffer serious injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred at around 4 p.m. on McCall Street when the 59-year-old bus driver lost control of the vehicle.

Metro Nashville Police say that the bus traveled from the eastbound lanes into the westbound lanes and struck a Chevy Blazer and a Chevy Equinox. A total of 26 children were onboard the bus at the time of the crash, and five of them—three 13-year-old students, one 12-year-old student, and 11-year-old student—were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for their injuries.

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NHTSA Estimates 40 Percent of Fatal Crashes Will Be Due to Age-Related Difficulties in 2025

A report by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that by the year 2025, around 40 percent of all fatal car accidents in the United States will be due to age-related difficulties, including impairments of vision and cognitive abilities.

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office says that vision for most adults begins to decline at around age 45, and for some people, the decline in clarity and acuity can’t be completely corrected with glasses, contacts lenses, or surgery. In addition, older adults are also prone to physical conditions such as arthritis that can impair fine motor skills, making it more difficult for them to drive safely.

Finally, the aging process can cause adults to experience slower reaction times and a reduced ability to process information quickly. Many conditions associated with aging are treated with medications, but the medications prescribed can have side effects that can increase the risk of accidents, such as drowsiness, impaired judgment, and fatigue.

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Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Reported in Nashville in Past 10 Days

Two separate motorcycle accidents claimed the lives of two people within the past 10 days in and around Nashville.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the first accident occurred on Nov. 17 in Hermitage at around 11:30 p.m. Metro Nashville Police say the 51-year-old man was traveling south on Tulip Grove Road when he lost control of his motorcycle near the Chandler Road intersection.

Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the accident scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a factor in the accident.

WKRN.com also reports that a second accident occurred Sunday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. when a 54-year-old woman lost control of her 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle while traveling northbound on Old Hickory Boulevard.

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Investigators Say Alcohol and Weather May Have Caused Motorcycle Crash

Investigators with the Kentucky State Police say that a two-vehicle accident that involved a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle may have been caused due to a combination of alcohol and slick roads.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the rash occurred Wednesday night on Interstate 24 in Oak Grove, Kentucky, near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. An investigation by law enforcement revealed that the motorcyclist—a 24-year-old man from Oak Grove—was traveling west on I-24 near mile marker 91.

Police say that he failed to slow for stopped traffic that was in front of his motorcycle, causing him to crash into a 2006 Dodge that was also traveling westbound.

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Bus Drivers Must Undergo Extensive Training in TN School Systems

Because school bus drivers have dozens of lives in their hands every day, all school systems in Tennessee require that they complete extensive training and licensing programs before they’re eligible to be hired or get behind the wheel.

Per a report by WKRN.com, bus drivers in Wilson County operate 180 buses that travel on 140 routes daily. To apply for a job as a bus driver, applicants must be at least 21 years old.

In addition, they must pass the testing required to receive a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Once they have the license, they must undergo 30 hours of classroom training. Then they are finger printed and must undergo a background check.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Call for Mandatory Seat Belts on School Buses

Five children died in a tragic school bus accident in Chattanooga on Monday, prompting multiple state legislators to call for laws that would require all buses in the state to be equipped with seat belts for children and students.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the first legislator to call for the mandatory seat belts was Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, who announced on Tuesday that she plans to introduce a bill in January that would require seat belts to be on all school buses.

Another legislator—Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, said that he has petitioned the legislative legal office to support Favors’ legislation by writing a similar bill.

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Multiple Witnesses and Passersby Made 911 Calls after I-65 Bus Accident

A school bus accident injured 23 of 46 people who were onboard in Nashville last week, and multiple people who were near the scene called 911 to report the accident and offer aid.

WKRN.com reports that the accident occurred on Interstate 65 when the bus driver lost control while exiting the interstate and entering Briley Parkway.

A witness who called 911 is a nurse who turned back and exited her vehicle to aid the victims. She told the emergency dispatcher that there were students on board and that some appeared to be seriously injured.

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Bus Accident in Nashville Injures 23 Students

A Chester County school bus flipped in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Nashville late Friday morning, causing 23 students to suffer injuries—and two were reported to be in critical condition in a local hospital.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred just before 11 a.m. near Briley Parkway on I-65 when the driver of the bus—a 28-year-old woman from Henderson, Tennessee—lost control of the vehicle.

The driver later told officers with Metro Nashville Police that the accident happened when she got off the ramp and suddenly felt that the bus was becoming difficult to steer. An officer with the MNPD says that tracks on the roadway indicated that she lost control.

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