93-Year-Old Tennessee Man Killed, Passenger Injured in Tragic Car Accident

by mdp | May 1st, 2013

A Tennessee man involved in a serious accident on East Lamar Alexander Parkway on April 30, has died from his injuries, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The accident victim’s wife was also injured in the deadly collision, and her condition remains unknown. If you have been injured in a serious Tennessee car accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision, contact our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today. Our legal team has years of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims throughout Tennessee. With our qualified attorneys on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.


Two-Car Collision Results in Fatality, Injuries

According to Trooper Bryan Martin of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 93-year-old George W. Ribble was driving a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis when he stopped at a stop sign on West Millers Cove Road at East Lamar Alexander Parkway before attempting to make a left turn onto the highway. At the same time, 23-year-old Matthew Elliot Mimbs of Georgia, was traveling north in a Toyota 4Runner on East Lamar Alexander Parkway, and was unable to avoid a collision with Ribble’s car. According to police who responded to the scene of the accident, Mimbs struck Ribble’s car on the left side.

The Blount County Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of the Tennessee car accident at about 5:50 pm on April 30, after deputies with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office found Ribble pinned inside his vehicle. Firefighters were able to rescue Ribble through the passenger-side door of the sedan, and he was airlifted to UT Medical Center, where he was eventually pronounced dead from his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Matthew Mimbs, was not injured in the Tennessee car accident, but Ribble’s 91-year-old wife and passenger, Mary, did sustain injuries in the collision.

Our Experienced Lawyers Can Help

There are countless factors that can play a role in a car accident in Tennessee, but driver distraction is one of the most common. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three types of distraction: visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel), and cognitive (taking your mind off what you are doing). Distracted driving includes things like eating while behind the wheel, using a GPS device or texting or making a phone call, all of which can significantly increase the risk of a devastating collision. If you have suffered serious car accident injuries in Tennessee, consult our experienced attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help.

Source: http://www.thedailytimes.com/Breaking_News/story/Maryville-man-killed-in-crash-on-East-Lamar-Alexander-Parkway–id-035953

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/distracted_driving/