This year has proven to be a rather tough one for the trucking industry. With a shortage of more than 50,000 truck drivers, many companies are now pushing to have certain laws modified so that individuals who are 18-years and older who have completed the required courses and training can operate large trucks to help stunt the driver shortage the industry can’t seem to gain control over. While driver shortage has topped the industry’s list of concerns for 2018, there are still others that will need to be addressed to help keep truckers wanting to come to work. [Read more…] about What are the Top Concerns for the Trucking Industry in 2018?
Nashville has seen an increase in pedestrian/car -related wrecks and deaths over the last few years and these numbers will likely only increase as drivers continue to engage in behavior that is both careless and distracting. Now, because pedestrians don’t exactly have much control over the drivers who contribute to causing these unfortunate incidents to occur, they can implement some safety measures to help prevent another accident from occurring. [Read more…] about What Are Some of the Most Dangerous Locations for Pedestrians in Nashville?
Unfortunately, it appears so.
With Nashville’s population growing, more and more vehicles are occupying the streets which only makes things more dangerous for pedestrians. According to Nora Kern, who is the Executive Director of Walk Bike Nashville, pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the city. WSMV News 4 highlighted that “from 2014 to August 2018, 1,636 pedestrians were injured and 78 pedestrians were killed in crashes in Nashville. Last year, the city saw 23 people killed in accidents and 17 already this year.
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After the tragic limousine wreck occurred in New York resulting in 20 people being killed, many individuals are now considering how safe limos and other commercial passenger vehicles are to rent when looking for a way to celebrate a milestone or major event. Although wrecks involving limos aren’t among the most common types of wrecks to occur, this tragic crash signifies they can and do happen and everyone should be aware of what to look for when they decide to rent a limo so they can avoid putting themselves in a dangerous or even deadly situation. [Read more…] about How to Choose a Reputable Limo Service in Nashville, TN?
A wheelchair-bound pedestrian has recently decided to file a personal injury lawsuit in Blount County Circuit Court after she was hit by a dump truck approximately one year ago. April Sharice Warren, who is named as the plaintiff in the case, had been attempting to cross the street in front of Blount Memorial Hospital located at 907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway at around 12:35 p.m., according to The Daily Times. When Warren approached the crosswalk, James Hatcher, who was behind the wheel of a Mack dump truck, was sitting at a traffic light. [Read more…] about Pedestrian Files $3.5 Million Lawsuit After Being Struck by Dump Truck While Crossing the Road in Her Motorized Scooter
Pop star Shawn Mendes recently engaged in a minor accident with one of the dockless motorized scooters that have caught the attention of many, although he says he blames himself for the incident. Mendes was recently in Nashville for the taping of a “CMT Crossroads” concert special with Zac Brown Band and during the pre-show interview, he admitted to falling off the scooter [Source: Tennessean]. The 20-year-old singer told the news outlet that he made the mistake of looking behind him mid-ride and that is what led to the fall. However, instead of allowing his “guitar-playing hands” to take the brunt of the fall, he let his face. He suffered some minor cuts to his hands and face and was able to ride the scooter back to his hotel. [Read more…] about Shawn Mendes Falls from Motorized Scooter While in Nashville, TN