Friday, May 27, 2011
I hope M.P.D. catches the idiots who did this and that they pay the price for their crime. As too many drag racers often do when they maim or kill, they left the scene and left this young man to suffer.
Read about it on the Channell 3 news at:
Read the Knoxville News Sentinel report at:
Friday crashes in 2009: 26,840
Next worse: Humpday, Wednesday 23,391
Thursday: 23, 017 beat out Tuesday by one: 23,016
Saturday was one of the least dangerous days with 20,930 crashes.
The safest day for a drive: SUNDAY: 16,412.
There are 39% fewer crashes on Sunday than Friday. Draw your own conclusions!
The five with highest crash rates by percentage of drivers aged 65-114 in 2010:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Unfortunately, two people were killed in two separate car accidents here in Chattanooga on Wednesday evening.
One was killed when one car struck another in the rear. In the other accident, witnesses said that the car was speeding and that the driver was not paying attention as the car went off the road and killed the driver.
These accidents typify the causes of accidents we see in court daily. People are speeding, they are following too close, and they are not paying attention.
Folks, please slow down, stay way back from the car in front of you, and keep your eyes on the road. Please do not talk on cell phones or dial on them while you are driving. Do not text while you are driving. Do not look at a GPS system while you are driving, but keep your eyes straight ahead on the roadway.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Officer Martin was a 20 year Marine and a member of the Germantown P.D. swat team.
He is survived by a wife and daughter. Please keep Officer Martin and his family in your thoughts and prayers and allow extra time for motorcycles to pass, merge and turn.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Work loss costs are the total estimated salary, fringe benefits, and value of household work that an average person—of the same age and sex as the person who died—would be expected to earn over the remainder of his or her lifetime. Motor vehicle crash deaths disproportionately affect younger people, who have the potential to contribute to the workforce for many years. Therefore, when a younger person dies, the result is a higher work loss cost.
Read the full report concerning Tennessee at:
Monday, May 16, 2011
multiple offenders and impaired drivers with child passengers to submit
to a chemical test or tests to determine blood alcohol content.
After the effective date of January 1,2012 no one with a prior DUI
or child passenger will be allowed to refuse testing!
Primary sponsors were Rep. Tony Shipley and Senator Mae Beavers.
The two were both arrested for DUI. Read about the alleged crime at:
Remember, all are innocent unless proven guilty. One last item, these guys crashed, but survived without serious injuries.
Mr Wright shares some scary statistics. Tenenage girls who are inexperienced with alcohol are 54 times more likely to crash with a BAC level between .05 and .10 than sober girls. With boys the liklihood is 18 times.
About 64% of teens who die in crashes are not wearing seat belts.
Mr. Wright offers some good, common sense advise for parents. He states: "If your teen is heading to a postgraduation party, find out where and with whom he or she is going. Call the hosting parents and share your rules and expectations. Make sure adult supervision will be available that evening to ensure the party remains alcohol-free."
On May 8th, we lost Trooper Andy Wall, 36, who was escorting the Blue Angels flight team on duty on his motorcycle.
The same day Adrian Books, 33, crashed riding the Dragon in East Tennessee and was airlifted out. We hope he will recover.
The same day Kenneth Phillips, 52, died in Murfreesboro when he lost control and ran into a tree.
On May 9th Donald McWain Jr., 33, died in a Clarksville crash when he lost control.
Then on May 10th in Crossville, a father and daughter were killed. The father Brian Ewing, 45, lost control. He and his passenger, Katrina Ewing, 16, and a cheerleader at Cumberland County High School perished.
Please keep all of these people in your thoughts and prayers.
If you ride a bike, be extra careful. If you don't watch out for bikes, motorized or otherwise. As the weather warms, more folks will be out and we want them to enjoy long and fruitful lives.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
So sorry to fear about the death of Trooper Wall.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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P.S. As with all people accused of a crime, she is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty.