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Driver Killed After Partially Ejected from Vehicle in Tennessee Crash


January 01, 2019

CLARKSVILLE, TN. – According to an online news report from clarksvillenow.com, a driver was killed after being partially ejected from his vehicle during a crash in Clarksville, Tennessee.*

The crash occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on December 8, according to the Clarksville Police Department. A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed somehow crashed on Peachers Mill Road, near Hidden Springs Drive in Clarksville. It is not yet clear how the crash occurred. It appears only one vehicle was involved. 

The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Kevin Tang, of Clarksville, was partially ejected from the vehicle and trapped inside after the crash. He died at the scene. A 24-year-old female passenger, who has not been identified, was able to escape the vehicle by smashing the passenger-side window and crawling out. She sustained minor injuries and did not require treatment beyond the scene.

Police said neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. No additional information has been reported at this time. 

According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.  

Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65.

Sources:
https://clarksvillenow.com/local/man-killed-in-peachers-mill-rd-crash-identified/
https://www.forbes.com/2010/09/22/avoid-single-car-crashes-lifestyle-vehicles-driving-safety.html#745cd04d1043

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Category: Accident News

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