On Monday, police arrested a 19-year-old male who was driving a vehicle that entered the westbound lanes of Interstate 440 traveling in the wrong direction and crashed into another vehicle, causing one person to suffer fatal injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just after 1:30 a.m. on the I-440 ramp connecting to the southbound lanes of Interstate 65. Metro Nashville Police say that the suspect was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes in his 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck just before it collided head-on with a 2004 Mazda Tribute that was entered the I-440 from I-65.

The 25-year-old driver of the Mazda Tribute was determined by emergency responders to have died on impact. The wrong-way driver exited his truck and toward nearby apartments on Franklin Road. The MNPD used a K-9 unit to track down the driver, and he was eventually located and arrested after turning himself in to authorities.

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A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured after an accident involving an SUV and a sedan in Montgomery County early Sunday.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the accident happened on Franklin Street near University Avenue. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found the male victim dead inside a Suzuki SUV and the female victim critically injured inside a Ford Fusion. The woman was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment via LifeFlight helicopter.

Multiple other vehicles were also involved in the crash, and a nearby building sustained damage during the accident.

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Teens can now sign up for a free driver awareness class that will be held in Nashville on June 10.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the course is open to all high school-aged teens, regardless of where they live. In addition, teens who participate aren’t required to have active driver’s licenses or permits.

Metro Nashville Police say that the course won’t focus specifically on operating vehicles, but will instead focus on safety issues such as impaired driving, distracted driving, and traffic safety tips.

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A Chevy Trailblazer turned into the path of a Clarksville Transit System bus last Wednesday afternoon, causing four people to suffer injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred when the Trailblazer was traveling south in the left lane of Wilma Rudolph Blvd near the bus, which was in the right lane. The juvenile driver of the SUV attempted to turn right onto Old Trenton Road, but cut off the bus in the process, causing the driver to swerve to avoid a collision.

The bus briefly exited the road and entered an embankment, but the driver regained control and brought it back onto the road. However, the bus then struck a large rock in the road. The driver of the Trailblazer also lost control, causing the SUV to leave the road and crash into the embankment.

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An accident involving multiple vehicles claimed the life of one person last Monday night in Sumner County.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just before 8:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard between Bypass Road and Center Point Road in Hendersonville. News Channel 5 reports that one of the vehicles crossed the median near the exit for New Shackle Island Road and struck a cable post before colliding head-on with two other vehicles.

Emergency responders confirmed to reporters that one of the drivers was ejected from his or her vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Another driver was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

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Children are extremely vulnerable during car accidents. Motor vehicle crashes are the second-leading cause of death for children between the ages of 4 and 10, and around one-third of children who die in car crashes aren’t properly restrained.

To protect your children in the event of a collision, always follow these tips:

  • Make sure children are properly restrained for their age, height, and weight.

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to keep kids safe in cars. Make sure you have the correct restraints for your children at all stages of their growth and development. That means having rear-facing car seats for infants up to 2 years old, forward-facing car seats for kids 2 to 5 years old, booster seats for kids 5 and older, and standard seat belts for kids after they outgrow booster seats.

  • Don’t let kids under 12 sit in the front seat.

The safest place for all kids under the age of 12 is the back seat—even after they’ve outgrown booster seats. Children are at risk of suffering serious injuries when front airbags deploy during collisions. In addition, children have different bone structures, making them more prone to injuries when sitting in front seats due to impact zones and seat belt configurations.

  • Secure loose items before driving.

Another risk factor for everyone in your vehicle during a crash, including children, is loose objects. Even relatively low-speed collisions can cause items to go airborne, putting everyone in their path at risk. Children can suffer serious and even life-threatening injuries when they’re struck by these items, as they can move at high speeds and with tremendous amounts of force.

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Floods—particularly flash floods—are the number two weather hazard that residents in Middle Tennessee face just behind tornadoes.

Per a report by WKRN.com, flash floods are extremely dangerous for drivers as they combine the destructive power of water with speed and unpredictability. A meteorologist who works with the National Weather Service told reporters that flash flooding is a huge threat to drivers in Middle Tennessee.

She said that terrain plays a major factor in the severity of floods, as steep hills and mountains have fast runoffs, which can lead to fast rising water on roads. Unfortunately, some drivers find themselves in dangerous situations when they drive into floodwater, especially if they don’t know how deep it is.

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Investigators with the Metro Nashville Police Department are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a bicyclist in the Priest Lake area of Nashville early Monday, and they’re asking the public for tips or information.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. on Smith Springs Road near Ned Shelton Road. The driver left the scene without stopping his or her vehicle, and the bicyclist was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for life-threatening injuries.

Investigators with the MNPD closed Smith Springs Road as they investigated the crash. Drivers who passed through the area were rerouted to Nashboro Boulevard to avoid the closure.

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A vehicle collided with a Tennessee Department of Transportation truck at an intersection in South Nashville on Thursday, and investigators say that it was likely caused by the driver having a medical emergency.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash happened at around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Nolensville Road. An investigation by TDOT revealed that the driver suffered a medical event and crossed the center line of the road, causing his vehicle to collide with a TDOT truck.

Metro Nashville Police say that the 52-year-old driver from South Nashville was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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All-terrain vehicles are popular for recreation among adults and children, but they can be dangerous, as riders have little to no protection. A trauma doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center says that the best way riders can protect themselves is to wear a helmet.

Per a report by WKRN.com, Vanderbilt’s main hospital and it’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital have had a combined 48 admissions for ATV crash-related injuries in 2017, with half of those admissions being due to head injuries.

The trauma doctor went on to say that people who wear helmets have better outcomes after ATV crashes than people who don’t wear them. Tennessee law doesn’t require that ATV riders wear helmets, but they’re vital for saving lives.

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