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Two High School Students Injured in Tennessee DUI Accident

by mdp | May 31st, 2013

Emergency1Two high school-age cheerleaders from Montgomery Central High School were injured earlier this month when their car was struck head-on by another vehicle that crossed the center line and drifted into their lane on Highway 48/13 in Tennessee. Following the accident, the driver that caused the head-on collision was cited for drunk driving, vehicular assault and failure to maintain a lane. If you have been injured in a Tennessee DUI accident, or if you lost a loved one in a collision caused by a drunk driver, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the collision, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries and medical expenses.


Head-On Collision Caused by Alleged Drunk Driver

The TN drunk driving accident took place on May 16, at about 7:10 a.m., when a 1998 Chevy truck traveling north on Highway 48/13 crossed the center line and drifted into the southbound lane, striking a 2006 Chevy Malibu near Ball Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of the Malibu, 17-year-old Kylie Eastin of Montgomery Central High School, tried to avoid the oncoming vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Roni Proctor, but was unable to and was hit head-on by the truck. In the aftermath of the collision, both Eastin and her passenger, 15-year-old Ashley Travis, were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where they were treated for their DUI accident injuries. Proctor was transported by EMS to Gateway Medical Center following the collision.

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Eastin sustained a broken femur in the Tennessee drunk driving accident – a serious injury that required surgery to repair – and Travis was in critical condition and on a ventilator in Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit following the collision. In many cases of DUI accidents in Tennessee and throughout the United States, the drunk driver’s victims are the ones who suffer the most serious injuries. If you have sustained DUI accident injuries in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering, which you can pursue by filing a claim against the person found at-fault in the drunk driving crash.