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Tennessee - The birthplace of the Blues

Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 601,222. Memphis is the state's largest city, with a population of 653,450.

Motor vehicle collisions are a major public safety issue in Tennessee. The Governor's Traffic Safety Office provides an high-quality map with information on the data and statistics related to accidents across the state.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation provides the latest updates in traffic safety and road information for the state.

In Accident Data Center, find information on recent Tennessee accidents here:

Where to find support to prevent or cope with accidents in Tennessee

Tennessee Traffic Safety Resource Service provides information related to many aspects of traffic safety: child passenger safety, teen driver education, motorcycle safety, senior driver safety, hispanic outreach, commercial trucking safety, and more.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security offers a Motorcycle Rider and Education Program with two intensive courses to prepare riders for the challenges that the streets offer. 

MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving aids the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What to do after a serious injury accident in Tennessee

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Tennessee, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members begin to recover from their losses. Learn more about how a Tennessee personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.

Legal and Other Resources and Information

Don’t be Afraid to File Claims against Uninsured Drivers

Many insured drivers, when involved in a personal injury accident with an uninsured party, are afraid to file a claim for fear of increased insurance premiums or rates. Luckily, under Tennessee law, this cannot happen. Learn more about these claims here...

The Dangers of Underride Accidents

Typically, fault for underride accidents lies with the driver of the commercial truck, even when the smaller vehicle crashes into the rear (usually a sign of fault). Read more here about these dangerous accidents...

Most recent accident reports

Nashville, TN
Accident Date: 
Sat, 12/07/2013

One person has been killed in a crash that happened around 3 a.m. Sunday.

The driver crashed while crossing an icy bridge on 3rd Avenue North in the Metro Center area.

The driver died at the scene.

Nashville, TN
Accident Date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013

A semi overturned during a crash on I-24 W near the Haywood Lane exit Saturday morning.

According to fire officials, a van cut the trucker off around 2 a.m. Officials say the trucker didn't have enough time to stop and flipped onto its side while trying to avoid the van.

Memphis, TN
Accident Date: 
Sun, 12/01/2013

A police officer was involved in a five-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 Westbound, just before Danny Thomas. Police say that no one involved was seriously injured.

This multi-car accident was reported around 9:45 a.m. on Monday.

Memphis, TN
Accident Date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013

With her 8-month-old daughter in the car, Nicole Berg allegedly used her SUV to plow into a car containing her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Berg, 25, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault. She is being held on $50,000 bond.