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Tennessee Highways Record Lowest Number of Fatalities in 50 Years

With 533 traffic fatalities so far in 2015, Tennessee’s highways are on pace for their safest year since 1963.

According to a report by wsmv.com, there were 583 traffic fatalities through the same date in 2014. A spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol said that this year is on a record-setting pace for highway safety in the Volunteer State.

Smyrna Man Arrested for DUI, Vehicular Assault after Crash

A 30-year-old man from Smyrna, Tennessee, was arrested by police after he caused a car accident in Murfreesboro that seriously injured another person Sunday morning.

A report by the Daily News Journal indicates that the accident occurred at the corner of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Mercury Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they noticed that the man’s eyes were bloodshot and that he smelled of alcohol.

Nashville Man Strikes Tow Truck Driver with His Vehicle

A 52-year-old man faces vehicular assault charges after striking a tow truck driver with his vehicle after the operator was attempting to tow it Saturday evening in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

A report by wkrn.com states that the man got in his vehicle and drove it off the tow truck. The vehicle was originally picked up by the wrecker due to being illegally parked in a lot downtown.

Nashville Man Apprehended after Two Hit-and-Run Accidents

A man caused two car accidents Saturday night and fled the scenes of both before being apprehended by police in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

A staff report by wkrn states that the man was driving a blue Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck on Interstate 40 when he collided with a vehicle at Stewart’s Ferry Pike. The victim of that accident left the scene before police could question him about the accident or file a police report.

Nashville Man Strikes Two Police Officers with His Vehicle

Nashville Police arrested a man after he struck two police officers with his vehicle, causing both to suffer serious injuries.

A staff report by wkrn.com states that the accident occurred when a detective with the Nashville Police Department was conducting a surveillance operation on Hampton Street when he observed a drug deal taking place.

Truck Driver Injures Pedestrian, Damages Home in West Nashville

The driver of a white F-150 pickup truck seriously injured a pedestrian and caused significant damage to a home after he slammed into the side of the building in Nashville, Tennessee, Monday morning.

A staff report by wkrn.com says that the driver struck the pedestrian around 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening near Charlotte Avenue. The victim suffered injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Cookeville Man Arrested after Striking Pedestrian with His Vehicle

A Putnam County man was arrested after striking a man who was part of a crowd gathered outside a church in Cookeville, Tennessee, early Saturday.

A staff report by the Herald-Citizen says that the 72-year-old man was attempting to navigate his vehicle, a maroon Cadillac, through a large crowd of people outside an East Spring Street church. When the crowd didn’t disperse to allow room for his vehicle, the man got into an argument with people standing outside his vehicle.

Nashville Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Caused Vehicle to Flip

Nashville Metro Police are currently searching for a driver who struck an SUV and caused the vehicle to flip over onto its side, injuring the driver.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the accident occurred when the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on Hart Lane in Nashville near the SUV. Police say that the driver of the Sonata clipped the passenger side of the SUV while both vehicles were traveling eastbound, causing the SUV to roll over onto its side.

Nashville Man Injured after Being Struck by Wrong-Way Driver

Another wrong-way driving accident occurred in Middle Tennessee early this morning—this time near the downtown Woodland Street Bridge in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the accident occurred around 2 a.m. when the driver of a sedan drove the wrong way on the Woodland Street Bridge and collided head-on with a Jeep.

Mt. Juliet Police Officer Stops Wrong-Way Driver Near Interstate 40

A Mt. Juliet police officer was able to stop a 59-year-old man who was driving under the influence and attempting to enter Interstate 40 East using an exit ramp.

According to a report by wsmv.com, the man was stopped around 11:05 p.m. Saturday evening when the police officer noticed a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix turn from Providence Way onto Interstate 40 East using the 226-C exit ramp.

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