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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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Smyrna Police Looking for Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

A 29-year-old woman was killed after she was knocked off her scooter by a vehicle and then struck by another vehicle at around 11 p.m. Saturday in Smyrna.

According to a report by WSMV.com, the accident occurred near South Lowry Street at the Nissan Boulevard overpass when the woman’s scooter was struck from behind by a pickup truck. After the collision, the pickup truck dragged the scooter for around one quarter of a mile before it struck an embankment.

Witnesses say the driver got out of the truck and removed the scooter from underneath his or her vehicle before leaving the scene.

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Injuries Reported after Motorcyclist is Struck by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run Accident

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, including a broken leg, after he was struck by a vehicle in Davidson County early Monday.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred just after midnight in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Nashville International Airport. The rider was traveling west when he was struck by an SUV. Despite the impact of the collision causing the rider’s leg to break, he stayed upright on his motorcycle and was able to exit the interstate at Donelson Pike and ride to a nearby gas station.

The driver of the SUV that struck the motorcyclist left the scene of the accident. Emergency medical personnel transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital to receive treatment for his broken leg.

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Police Cruiser among Vehicles Damaged, Stranded during Winter Storm

A Metro Nashville Police cruiser was struck by a car near Murfreesboro Road and Nashboro Boulevard Tuesday morning.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the accident occurred while the driver of the vehicle was attempting to navigate the slick roadway and lost control. The police cruiser was in the area due to a previous emergency call regarding a wreck that had just happened in the area. One person was injured as a result of these accidents and was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

All three vehicles involved in the accident were towed away from the accident due to the serious damage they sustained during the collisions. Police also shut down parts of Nashboro Boulevard just before 7 a.m. due to the accidents and dangerous road conditions.

Several accidents and stranded vehicles, including an ambulance were also reported in Antioch early Tuesday morning. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says that most of the roads in the Middle Tennessee area are in good condition, but drivers should be careful when passing over bridges, ramps, and overpasses due to their increases likelihood of freezing and developing patches of black ice.

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Multiple Accidents on Interstate 40 in Dickson County Result in Lane Closures

Winter weather and the accumulation snow and ice on the roadway caused multiple accidents in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 Wednesday night, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol closed the interstate briefly to clear the accident scenes.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the primary accident that caused the closure occurred at mile marker 181 near Highway 96 just before 10 p.m. Troopers with the THP say that the driver of a PT Cruiser lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve, then struck a semi-truck. As a result of the impact, the PT Cruiser became lodged underneath the truck.

Greyhound Bus Accident Causes Injuries, Closure of I-24 East

Multiple vehicles, including a Greyhound Bus, were involved in an accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Davidson County Wednesday night, and at least one person suffered serious injuries.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the accident occurred just after 10 p.m. near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit in Nashville.

Heavy Vehicles Banned on Stretch of Road in Nolensville

Construction is booming in Nolensville, but big trucks carrying building materials will have to find an alternate route after city officials banned vehicles weighing more than 7,000 pounds from traveling on one roadway in the area.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the ban was prompted due to big trucks cutting corners and destroying sidewalks—creating safety concerns for pedestrians.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Injured after Driver Fails to Move Over

An accident on Tuesday served as a reminder to Tennessee residents that the state’s “Move Over” law can help save lives and prevent serious injuries to police and emergency responders.

A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol had stopped his patrol car on Interstate 65 between Peytonsville Road and Franklin Road when he was rear-ended at high speed by another vehicle. The impact of the collision caused him to suffer serious injuries.

Driver in Madison Hit-and-Run Accident May Face Criminal Charges

The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 52-year-old man in Madison, Tennessee, on Friday may be charged for her role in the accident pending the results of an investigation.

According to a report by wkrn.com, the accident occurred around 5 p.m. in the 200 block of Nesbitt Lane in Davidson County when the man was walking in the grass. The woman’s SUV drifted off the road and struck the man, and the woman fled the scene after the accident occurred.

Jan. 1 Means Increased Seat Belt Fines for Unbuckled Tennessee Drivers

Tennesseans throughout the state celebrated the New Year on Friday, and police are hoping that stiffer penalties for driving or riding without a seat belt will help keep them safer year-round.

WKRN.com reports that the increase in seat belt fines took effect on Jan. 1 and will affect all counties in Tennessee. Drivers and passengers who are found to be in a moving vehicle while not wearing a seat belt will be charged $25—a major increase from the previous fine of $10.

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