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3 die in fatal single-car accident

A car accident that took place recently claimed the lives of three individuals. The accident occurred on a recent Sunday night in Greeneville, Greene County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol says. It is possible that the victims' families may decide to pursue wrongful death suits against the responsible party or parties.

The driver of the car and the only individual to make it out of the accident alive is 18 years old. He was allegedly going 60 mph in a section that was limited to 30 mph, investigators say. Greeneville Police say that when they attempted to stop the speeding car, it instead sped up.

Construction worker falls five stories, suffers job site injury

A construction worker was recently injured after he suffered a five-story fall while at a work site. After his fall, the man was partially impaled on steel rebar, authorities say. When Tennessee workers suffer a job site injury, they are legally entitled to file a workers' compensation claim for benefits.

Authorities say the incident occurred in a building that was under renovation on a recent Wednesday in January. The victim plummeted some 50 feet down a shaft in the 12-story building around 8:25 a.m. The worker landed on -- and was impaled by -- four pieces of steel rebar at the base of the shaft.

Fatal job site injury involving crane leaves 1 dead

A worker at an out-of-state construction site was killed recently after he was crushed by a wall. The accident took place on a recent Tuesday, around 9 a.m. When a job site injury in Tennessee proves fatal, the victim's dependents typically seek to file a workers' compensation claim for death benefits to help them during difficult times.

A crane was utilized at the construction site in order to set concrete walls, an official from the local fire department said. However, something went wrong with the crane's boom -- which is used to move objects -- as it was carrying a wall. Apparently it hit a loose concrete wall, which fell on top of the man.

Man suffers fatal job site injury

A job site injury claimed the life of a construction worker when he fell to his death recently. The fatal accident occurred at an out-of-state construction site on a recent Friday in January. When Tennessee workers suffer a fatal job site injury, their dependents are entitled to file a workers' compensation claim for death benefits.

The accident occurred at the construction site of a future automobile dealership. For reasons that are currently unclear, the construction worker suffered a fall at the work site. Authorities are currently unclear as to what activity the worker was engaged in before the time of his death.

Police seek info regarding deadly car accident

A car accident that took the life of a Tennessee man occurred recently. The accident took place in Bradley County on a recent Saturday in January. When an individual is killed in a car accident due to another party or party's negligence, the victim's loved ones are typically entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible.

The deadly accident took place on I-75 around 6:30 p.m. A 24-year-old was headed northbound when an unknown vehicle struck his car, Tennessee State Police reported. The collision caused the car to travel across the median of the Interstate.

Child killed, family hurt in car accident

A young boy died and others in his family suffered serious injuries in a three-car crash recently. Additionally, another woman was killed. The accident occurred in Winchester on a recent Thursday in December. When Tennessee families lose a loved one due to the negligence of another, they retain the right to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties believed responsible.

Police say the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m., close to 90 miles southeast of Nashville on Highway 41. The two parents as well as their 7-year-old twin sons were occupants of their minivan. When the vehicle came to a stop at a red light, a car driven by an 83-year-old woman that was traveling at a high rate of speed rear-ended the van.

Man suffers job site injury when concrete wall falls on him

A man was recently flown to a hospital after a section of a block wall collapsed on him. The accident occurred out of state on a recent Tuesday morning while he was at work in a warehouse, fire officials said. In Tennessee, when a job site injury like this occurs to a construction worker, an individual is typically entitled to file a workers' compensation claim for benefits.

Around 7:40 a.m., the 36-year-old man was standing on a scissor lift that was raised several feet into the air, working on renovating the warehouse. He was in the process of dismantling a cinder block wall by taking it down in smaller sections when a large slab of the wall toppled over, according to a fire official. Around 15 blocks comprised the slab which fell on top of the man and the mortar-bound blocks weighed hundreds of pounds, the fire official estimated.

Tennessee car accident leaves motorcyclists injured

A Tennessee car crash can occur for myriad reasons, but one of the most common causes is certainly distracted driving. All too often, drivers choose to get behind the wheel while they are distracted or too tired to safely operate their vehicle. Often, the result is a car accident. Sadly, drowsy driving is just as deadly as driving while impaired or other forms of distracted driving.

One such crash occurred on a Saturday earlier this month, around 2:30 p.m. The accident involved a car and four motorcycles. Two of the motorcyclists involved were injured. They were first treated at the scene of the accident, then transported to an area medical center for treatment. One remains in critical condition. 

2-vehicle Tennessee car accident kills 1

A fatal two-vehicle accident occurred recently. The car accident took place in Knoxville on a recent Wednesday afternoon in December. In similar circumstances, an accident victim's surviving loved ones may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in a Tennessee civil court.

According to the preliminary investigation, the 38-year-old woman was a passenger in a car that was traveling north on a local road, approaching an intersection. The car's driver proceeded to disregard the red light and drove through the intersection. As it did so, a pickup truck crashed into it.  

Young girl killed in multi-vehicle accident; 2 others injured

A multi-vehicle accident claimed the life of a fourth grade student and injured two others recently. The accident took place while the children were headed to school on a recent Monday morning in December. When a fatal accident like this occurs in Tennessee due to another individual's negligence, the remaining loved ones are typically entitled to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the party or parties believed to have been responsible.

The 9-year-old girl, who attended Culleoka Unit School, succumbed to her injuries after a pickup truck rear-ended the car in which she was a passenger, authorities say. The car was on New Lewisburg Highway and, around 7 a.m., was attempting to turn onto a local road that was located in Maury County, just off Interstate 65. According to the authorities, the 21-year-old driver of the truck did not see that the car in front of him was turning -- he did not hit his brakes.

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