One driver is dead and three people were injured in a terrifying semi-truck crash that closed both lanes of I-75 north of Knoxville on Wednesday. The driver of a northbound truck carrying batteries appears to have lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median of the interstate, hit a SUV and another semi-truck southbound.
When you are driving on an Interstate highway, the speed limit is typically between 55 and 75 miles per hour, depending on the location. At these speeds, you have a velocity of between 80 and 110 feet per second. This means than an object a football field's distance away from you will be on your car in 3 seconds or less.
When driving on the roads and highway surrounding Knoxville, there many opportunities to encounter deer. You don't have to head up into the hills of the Smokies to find them. In fact, through all of Tennessee, you run a good chance of seeing deer along or crossing roads.
Car accidents are called accidents not because they "just happen." No, often there are very obvious reasons why they happen. An Hermitage doctor died Tuesday night when a driver who was apparently under the influence of alcohol or drugs ran a red light and crashed in to his car.