A tragic accident has left parents questioning the safety of their children in school parking lots. The accident occurred in Memphis last week when a 6-year-old boy was hit by a day care bus. His older sister apparently saw it happen.
A man from Nashville died in a three-vehicle wreck late last week after his pickup truck jumped a cable barrier, flipped and he was ejected. The fatal car accident led some to question the usefulness of such barriers.
It's a busy time of year. People are getting in their cars to head home to be with family at Thanksgiving, and that means more people will be on the road than usual. Wednesday is typically the busiest travel day of the year. According to some reports, AAA is estimating that 42.5 million Americans will be traveling over the extended holiday weekend. That's a 4 percent increase over last year.
When motorcycles collide with other vehicles, the results can be serious. People in vehicles have a little extra protection, but bikers only have a helmet and gear, and sometimes not even that.
Drivers who are speeding away from something tend to drive irrationally. If they are determined to speed away as fast as possible, sometimes they are not careful of who might be in their path. In extreme cases, their actions put others' lives in danger.
Accidents involving big trucks, such as semi tractor trailers, can be very serious due to the size of the vehicles. Getting rear-ended by a semi is far more likely to be serious than being rear-ended by a Smart Car.
A man who apparently caused a serious accident last winter was indicted by a grand jury recently. He is facing charges stemming from the car accident, including DUI, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. He was arrested by a sheriff's deputy Oct. 29.
A lot of people, particularly teenagers, don't necessarily understand the dangers of texting while driving. Students at Station Camp High School are aiming to change that. With the help of experienced professionals, a texting-related car accident was recreated, and the "pretend" outcome was scary.
When you're out on the road, it's reasonable to expect that the other drivers near you are driving appropriately and taking safety precautions. It is every driver's duty to be careful while out on the road so as not to endanger the lives of others.