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As a parent, you do everything in your power to keep your children safe. That includes taking precautions like removing potentially dangerous objects from your home, being careful about the toys and food you buy for them, and making sure they’re always in the company of trusted family members and friends.

But one risk factor that should never be overlooked is car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 663 children 12 years old or younger were killed in car accidents in 2015, and more than 120,000 were injured in 2014. In fact, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children.

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A 64-year-old woman was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was involved in an accident with another car in Rutherford County on Wednesday night.

Per a report by WGNS Radio, the accident happened at around 9 p.m. on West Northfield Boulevard near Sulphur Springs Road. An investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Department revealed that one of the vehicles involved in the crash—a Dodge Neon driven by a 36-year-old woman—exited its lane and entered the path of oncoming traffic before colliding with another vehicle—a Hyundai Elantra driven by a 30-year-old woman.

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Seat belts and air bags have long made drivers and passengers safer in their vehicles in the event of accidents, but in recent years, a whole host of additional high-tech safety features have been added to cars, trucks, and SUVs, further improving their safety.

Per a report by the Associated Press and WKRN.com, two of the most prominent safety features that are reducing accidents are lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that both safety features have significantly reduced crashes since they were added to vehicles.

However, the study by the institute also found that the systems may cause drivers to be less vigilant about their driving—especially if they become too reliant on the safety features protecting them from crashes. Vehicles equipped with lane departure warning systems were 21 percent less likely to be involved in crashes with injuries, while vehicles with blind-spot warning systems were 23 percent less likely to be involved in injury accidents.

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Three people suffered injuries that required treatment at local hospitals after a T-bone collision pushed a vehicle into a nearby barn in Robertson County on Friday.

Per a report by Smokey Barn News, the crash happened at the intersection of Memorial Blvd and William Woodard Drive just before 10:30 p.m.

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that despite both vehicles that were involved in the crash sustaining major damage, the occupants suffered only minor injuries.

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A 58-year-old man is being charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after he traveled the wrong way down Briley Parkway in Nashville and collided head-on with another vehicle on June 30.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident caused a passenger in the vehicle that the man hit to suffer fatal injuries. Metro Nashville Police say the crash occurred near Eaton’s Creek Road just before 10 p.m.

After an investigation, police determined that the man was intoxicated, as they found an empty bottle of whiskey inside his vehicle and toxicology tests confirmed that his blood alcohol level was 0.225 at the time of the crash—nearly three times the legal limit.

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A 27-year-old woman from Smyrna, Tennessee, was killed when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle belonging to the Arrington Fire Department last week.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred Thursday night in Nolensville, Tennessee, at around 6 p.m. at Williams Road and Nolensville Road.

An investigation by the Nolensville Police Department revealed that after being struck by the fire department’s vehicle, the woman’s car was pushed into a parked construction vehicle that was on the side of the road, while the fire department vehicle struck a utility pole.

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Four tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle were involved in accidents in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Cumberland County on Thursday morning.

Per a report by the Herald-Citizen, the first accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. near mile marker 325 when a stopped tractor-trailer with two flat tires was struck by another big rig on the side of the interstate.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that debris from that crash was thrown into the roadway, causing drivers to stop. That caused another crash when a tractor-trailer rear-ended another semi-truck due to the driver being unable to stop in time.

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The officer with Metro Nashville Police who was seriously injured when his patrol car was struck by an SUV on Tuesday in Davidson County is still recovering in a local hospital.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on W. Old Hickory Boulevard near Cedar Hill Park at around 6:30 p.m. An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the driver of the SUV veered into a lane of oncoming traffic before striking the officer’s patrol car. The impact of the collision caused the officer to suffer several broken bones.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene to question the driver of the SUV, they found that he smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. After being transported to a local hospital to receive treatment, police say he will be charged with vehicular assault and DUI when he’s released.

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One person had to be extricated from a vehicle after seven cars were involved in a crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County on Saturday morning.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the accident occurred at around 9:15 a.m. near mile marker 8 in Clarksville. Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and officers with the Clarksville Police Department were dispatched to the scene.

Emergency responders closed all eastbound lanes as they worked to investigate the crash and remove the seven damaged vehicles from the scene. It’s unknown what caused the accident.

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A Ford Explorer used by the Tennessee Highway Patrol was struck by a passing vehicle in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 on Friday afternoon.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. when the trooper driving the SUV stopped to investigate a non-injury crash near mile marker 180 and the exit for State Route 96 in Dickson County.

Thankfully, both troopers who were riding in the vehicle had already exited at the time of the crash. Neither were injured, but two occupants inside the vehicle that collided with the THP SUV suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

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