Fatal Middle Tennessee Car Accident Caused by Poor Vehicle Maintenance

by Staff Blogger | September 27th, 2013

September 27, 2013

Each year, thousands of motorists are injured or killed by motor vehicle collisions across Tennessee. The Nashville Car Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain many of these crashes could be prevented with proper vehicle maintenance.

A prime example of such a crash came earlier this week when a 77-year-old woman was killed after her vehicle collided with a dislodged part from a pickup truck along I-24 in Rutherford County. An article from WSMV 4 News stated the collision occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Sept. 23, near La Vergne.

Reports indicate the victim was traveling east along the highway when a driveshaft from a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck came loose from beneath the vehicle. The part then struck the tire of another vehicle before crashing through the windshield of the victim’s 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The driveshaft smashed through the glass, striking the victim.

A helicopter airlifted the injured woman to a local hospital, but she died shortly after arrival.

The driver of the truck is now facing charges of operating a vehicle without insurance.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how complex being compensated for losses caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault can be, especially if the other driver isn’t properly insured. That’s why the firm is here to help anyone who has been harmed as the result of such a crash.