Praying For The Nashville Scooter Victim And Glad Our City Council Wised Up

Saturday, May 18, 2019

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the critically injured electric scooter victim who collided with an SUV on a downtown Nashville street this past Thursday evening. I wish this 26-year-old accident victim a full and speedy recovery, as he lives in critical condition at Vanderbilt hospital this weekend.

My heart, thoughts and prayers also go out to the driver of the SUV who will have to struggle for a lifetime with the horror of being involved in such a tragic accident.

Finally my heart, thanks and gratitude to go out to our Chattanooga City Council members, all of whom had the good judgment, foresight and wisdom to protect our citizens from these kinds of tragic occurrences. 

I wish Council the continuing courage and wisdom to resist future efforts to mix electric scooters with moving trucks and cars.

Michael Mallen


Sensitivity Training

Make Schools Individually Centralized

The Unfair Income Gap Between Teachers And Admin


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Opinion

Sensitivity Training

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Breaking News

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Sports

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