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Tennessee authorities warn drivers to stop playing “Pokemon Go” while on the road

Authorities in Tennessee recently warned motorists not to play the mobile-based hit game “Pokemon Go” while behind the wheel to prevent them from being involved in accidents, an article of Transport Topics stated on July 11.

Using the hashtags #PokemonGo and #justdrive the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (TNHSO) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on July 9 posted a message on Twitter reminding people to stay safe only days after the release of the game. Using GPS-enabled smartphones, players go out to different places to possibly catch a Pokemon character. Safety precaution was issued after reports revealed that some players went to great lengths for them to catch a pocket monster. “Wait. Park. Then, #PokemonGo! Do NOT use mobile app devices while driving. #PikachuCanWait #HepingYouArrive,” a Tweet from the official Twitter of the TNHSO said.

The Nashville attorneys of the Pohl & Berk, LLP strongly believe that many families are at risk of suffering serious injuries in accidents as a result of distracted driving. If this happens to you or to a loved one, however, we may offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling (615) 277-2765.

Man involved in Clarksville motorcycle accident facing charges

A driver who fled the scene after being involved in a recent accident in Clarksville was arrested and charged, an article of News 2 reported.

According to reports, Joseph Karnes, 24, is facing vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an injury accident charges after striking a motorcycle on July 2. Around 5:00 a.m., a Clarksville officer discovered the lifeless body of motorcyclist Jeremy Halstead, 29, near the Cainlo Drive and Tiny Town Road intersection. Halstead was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities were able to arrest Karnes, who was driving a red pickup truck, as the person responsible for the fatal accident. Authorities believe alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Halstead underwent blood testing and authorities are waiting for the results to confirm his sobriety at the time of the accident.

The deepest thoughts of the wrongful death attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP are with the family and friends mourning the sudden loss of their loved one.

Tennessee officials to help rollover crashes by setting up traffic signs

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is planning to install traffic signs on two interstate highways to potentially reduce or prevent incidents of rollover accidents in the area, Fox 17 News reported on June 29.

According to TDOT, the state is reviewing the split of I-40 and I-24 to see where they can most strategically place the new signage. TDOT said that in the month of June alone, there were three rollover accidents that took place in the area. The vehicles that rolled over were all tractor trailers. TDOT personnel said that excessive load weight was a factor in all three recent rollover accidents. Metro Nashville Police Department added that excessive speed was a factor in the rollover that happened several days ago.

Truck accidents and rollover accidents are oftentimes catastrophic, leaving families to handle great financial loss. If you were the victim of a rollover accident, working with a qualified legal team can help you receive the compensation you need for recovery. Speak with the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville today by calling (615) 277-2765.

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