Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Holds Safety Event for Children

Officers with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office were on hand for the department’s second annual Child Safety Day on Saturday.

The event took place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin. While there were plenty of food and games on hand, officers made sure the focus remained on safety.

Deputies worked to help parents better understand how to install child safety seats and properly secure their children, as statistics show that around 70 percent of child safety seats aren’t installed properly or don’t fit the children who use them.

In addition to having techs on hand to help parents install car seats or check already installed car seats, participants could also check out driving simulators, a bicycle safety course, and an armored truck.

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Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Accident in Robertson County

One fatality was reported after a semi-truck accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Robertson County Thursday morning.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred just before noon near the Montgomery County line, State Route 49, and Maxey Road.

Emergency responders closed all westbound lanes and weren’t able to reopen them for traffic until around 3 p.m. Westbound traffic was diverted to an alternate route as crews worked to investigate the crash and clear the scene.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, and police haven’t released information about the victim’s identity or whether anyone else was injured in the accident.

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Fatal Injuries Reported after Tractor-Trailer Pedestrian Accident in Nashville

A man was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 early Monday morning.

According to reports by WKRN.com and WSMV.com, the accident occurred near the Interstate 65 split near downtown Nashville.

The victim initially crashed his vehicle into a wall on the interstate near the 28th Street exit ramp. After the crash occurred, the man exited his vehicle and walked down the road. While he was traveling away from his vehicle on foot, the man was struck by a tractor-trailer and suffered critical injuries. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Witnesses say that police officers on the interstate saw the man walking away from his vehicle and tried to get him to stop, but he ran away.

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Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers in Middle Tennessee

The school year is back in full swing throughout Middle Tennessee, but many drivers may need a refresher on how to safely drive in school zones and near school buses. At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys know that children are at high risk when they’re walking to and from school, entering and exiting school buses, or just waiting outside for their rides home. It’s vital that drivers understand the risks that children face and that they always exercise caution when driving in areas where children are likely to be.

The National Safety Council has published a list of safety tips that can help parents and drivers protect their kids and other children throughout the school year. Check out the tips below to do your part in making the roads in Middle Tennessee safe for all students.

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Man Seriously Injured after East Nashville Pedestrian Accident

A man suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while walking near an intersection in the Five Points neighborhood in East Nashville early Sunday.

WKRN.com reports that the accident occurred at the intersection of Gallatin Pike and Forest Avenue at around 1 a.m. when the man was crossing with two other people. No one else was struck by the vehicle.

The man was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Officers with the Metro Police Department told reporters that the man was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident, and the driver also told police that he didn’t see the man in the roadway.

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Multiple Injuries Reported after Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 24 West

Two vehicles collided near the Briley Parkway exit and mile marker 54 on Interstate 24 in south Nashville Saturday evening, and when the occupants of one of the vehicles got out to assess the damage, they were struck by another car.

According to a report by WKRN.com, a total of three people who were struck by the vehicle suffered critical injuries and were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while a fourth victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.

A report by Metro police indicates that three of the victims were occupants of a vehicle that was involved in the initial accident, while a fourth victim was a witness who stopped to help.

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Wrong-Way Drivers a Common Sight on Highways and Interstates in TN

When drivers enter roadways heading in the wrong direction, they put themselves and other motorists at a high risk of serious accidents and injuries. A recent study by AAA shows that wrong-way drivers in Tennessee may be more common than previously believed, with one in three Tennesseans reporting that they’ve seen wrong-way drivers between three or four times in the past year.

According to a report by WKRN.com and WATE, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that more than three percent of the nation’s fatal wrong-way accidents occurred in Tennessee over a seven-year time period, putting the state in the top 10 for those types of fatal crashes.

That statistic caused the Tennessee Department of Transportation to invest $100,000 in signage and reflective arrows to help make drivers aware of one-way on-ramps and exit-ramps near highways and interstates.

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2 Children Injured in Accident on Highway 41 in Robertson County

Two children under the age of 10 suffered serious injuries that required hospitalization after an accident on Highway 41 in Greenbrier, Tennessee, Monday night.

According to a report by Smokey Barn News, the accident occurred around 10 p.m. when the vehicle the children were riding in crossed the center lane of the highway and left the roadway. The vehicle then traveled in a ditch for around 100 yards before it crashed into a utility pole.

The driver of the vehicle—a 35-year-old woman from Nashville—was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of vehicular assault.

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Two-Vehicle Accident Kills 1, Injures 5 in Murfreesboro

An accident involving two vehicles caused one person to suffer fatal injuries and five others to suffer serious injuries early Monday in Rutherford County.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 2600 block of Main Street near Twin Oak Drive.

Five of the victims were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment, and one of the victims is a small child who was riding in a car seat at the time of the accident. The victims’ current conditions are unknown at this time and police have yet to release the identity of the victim who died.

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Man Seriously Injured after Being Struck by Pickup Truck in Warren County

A 38-year-old man from Bowling Green was traveling north on Louisville Road on his moped early Sunday when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck.

According to WSMV.com, the accident caused him to be ejected from the moped and suffer serious injuries. Police say he wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The man was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment and then flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive additional treatment for serious injuries.

The 56-year-old driver of the pickup truck and his passenger weren’t injured during the accident. Police in Warren County are investigating the accident to determine its cause.

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