The dangers presented by motorists on the road to pedestrians are present not only when walkers are crossing the street, but anytime they are in the vicinity of a moving vehicle. This was made abundantly clear by a Nashville pedestrian accident that claimed one man’s life and left a motorist facing criminal charges.
WSMV 4 News reports that on February 27th, the 23-year-old driver of a 2000 Toyota Camry was driving west along Church Street when he ran a red light. This led to the vehicle striking another car, which forced the Camry off the road. It then struck a 56-year-old man who was sitting on a sidewalk bench near the intersection.
The victim later died, which has led to the responsible driver being charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and driving without proof of insurance.
The latter charge presents a significant threat to the family of the victim. If the driver was uninsured at the time of the crash, the family may have no means to collect compensation for their loss without filing civil litigation against the driver who caused the fatal crash.
At Ponce Law, our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers recognizes the struggles the families of accident victims may be facing. That’s why we are hopeful a decision in the case brought against the responsible driver for this crash brings a sense of closure to the victim’s family.