Car Accident

Crash alert: Two separate crashes shut down lanes on I-40 west

by Ponce Law | October 29th, 2020

WILSON COUNTY, TN – Two separate accidents caused traffic problems in Wilson County Wednesday night, WKRN reports.

Both occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40.  Police responded to the first crash at mile marker 231 at about 7:45 p.m.  The other incident happened at Exit 232 shortly before 8 p.m.

The right lane was shut down on I-40 westbound while crews worked to clear the scene. Authorities were estimating the area would reopen by midnight.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Crash alert: Vehicle fire closes lanes on I-40 west in Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Traffic was slowed in Nashville Tuesday morning after a vehicle fire broke out on Interstate 40, according to WSMV.

First responders were dispatched to the scene when the vehicle’s cargo caught fire in the two left lanes of I-40 west between mile markers 211 and 212 near Hermitage Avenue shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Lanes were shut down on both sides of the highway as firefighters extinguished the blaze and the scene was cleared. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Crash alert: Collision between pickup, semi snarls traffic on I-65 south

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A collision on Interstate 65 in Brentwood Wednesday morning left the roadway shut down and traffic gridlocked, News Channel 5 reports.

The crash, which involved a pickup truck and a semi hauling steel, occurred on I-65 near Exit 74 for Old Hickory Boulevard and was reported at about 9:30 a.m.

Police said no injuries were reported.  The semi lost its load and the vehicle’s cab caught fire, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The southbound lanes of I-65 were closed following the crash and traffic delays stretching back for miles were reported, as drivers were urged to avoid the area.

One lane reopened before noon, but state officials did not expect the interstate to be fully reopened until at least 9:30 p.m.

Many factors can contribute to semi truck accidents. At Ponce Law, our Nashville truck accident lawyers can investigate to determine who was responsible for the crash. We’ll use our legal knowledge and experience to hold that party accountable for your accident-related expenses and pursue the compensation you deserve. We’re here take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

 

Crash alert: Victim of I-65 wreck identified as Nashville musician

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The victim of a crash on Interstate 65 Sunday night has been identified as a Nashville musician, News Channel 5 reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said the man who died in the accident was 37-year-old Shawn Scruggs, a bass player who had been performing on Lower Broadway on a regular basis for the past decade.

Investigators said Scruggs was driving a Chevrolet Blazer at about 7 p.m. when he slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that had stalled out on I-65 North near Dickerson Pike.  Scruggs was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt in the crash.

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Crash alert: Car crashes into school bus in Cumberland County

by Ponce Law | October 27th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Authorities say a school bus was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Friday afternoon, according to 1057 News.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 60-year-old Kevin Howard of Crossville stopped at a stop sign while driving the bus north on Allen Drive. The driver of a Kia Forte, 19-year-old Madeline Argue of Rockwood, was unable to bring her car to a halt and rear-ended the school bus.

There was an initial report that a couple of students on the bus needed to be evaluated by medics, and Howard drove the bus to Pine View Elementary School following the crash  But no injuries were reported.

When a motor vehicle accident occurs as the result of a driver’s negligence, it is important to contact an injury lawyer right away.  Without professional legal representation, you may be putting your legal rights to compensation at risk. At Ponce Law, our trusted Nashville car accident lawyers are committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses. See how we can assist you following an accident by calling us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765.  Or, reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Driver seriously hurt in rollover crash on I-24 in La Vergne

by Ponce Law | October 27th, 2020

LA VERGNE, TN – Tennessee state troopers are investigating an accident in Rutherford County Sunday morning that left a driver with serious injuries. WSMV reported police responded to reports of a rollover crash on Interstate 24 in La Vergne at about 6 a.m.

The driver had left the scene on foot, but authorities began searching for him after noticing blood in the area where the crash occurred.

La Vergne police found the driver atop a bluff next to the highway, and fire personnel used a ladder truck to bring him down.

The man was taken to the hospital, but further details on his injuries were not released.  It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.

The aftermath of a serious car accident can be a stressful and confusing time.  Our compassionate Nashville car accident lawyers understand what you are going through, and can handle your claim for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Hit-and-run crash injures pedestrian in downtown Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 27th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are trying to track down the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian in Nashville Monday morning, WKRN reports.

The victim, a woman who has not been publicly identified, was in the area of Church Street and 4th Avenue North when she was struck at about 5:45 a.m.

The vehicle involved fled the scene of the accident, according to Metro Police. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but the extent of her injuries was not immediately clear.

Church Street was closed for the police investigation.

When you have been injured by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, your injuries may be serious and require a long recovery period.  When your injuries are due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. Our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will work hard on your behalf and fight for the compensation you’re owed. We’re available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Nashville man surrenders in connection with fatal crash

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A Nashville man involved in a fatal crash last year has surrendered to police, WSMV reports.

The accident happened on December 29, 2019 in the area of Lafayette Street and 4th Avenue South in Nashville. According to police, 46-year-old Leon Bell, Jr. ran a red light and crashed into the driver’s side of a Nissan Altima driven by 22-year-old Colin Reno.  Reno later died of his injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Bell has been charged by a grand jury with vehicular homicide by recklessness and not having insurance related to a crash involving death.  He surrendered Thursday night, and bond was set at $50,000.

Bell told police he was fleeing from gunfire nearby and was speeding away prior to the crash.

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Crash alert: 1 dead in wreck involving semi that stalled on I-65 north

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities responded to a deadly multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 North Sunday evening. WKRN reports that the accident happened on I-65 near Dickerson Pike at about 6:55 p.m.

Metro police said a semi trailer stalled near mile marker 89. A passenger vehicle was unable to avoid the semi and crashed into it. The vehicle caught fire and the driver was killed. No information was released regarding the victim’s identity.

I-65 North near the I-24 split was closed while the scene was being examined and cleared.

The accident is under investigation by the Metro police Fatal Crash Team.

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our legal team is ready to investigate the accident and determine its cause to help you get maximum compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers fight for victims to be compensated for their accident-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Driver facing DUI charges following crash in Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A suspected drunk driver is facing charges following a crash in Nashville that caused injuries, according to WKRN.

Metro police said 28-year-old Esau Tennangueno-Cristobal was driving in the area of Blair Boulevard and 21st Avenue when he caused the accident Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m.

He attempted to flee the scene of the accident but was located nearby, police said.  Tennangueno-Cristobal failed field sobriety tests, failed a jail breath test, and showed other indications of alcohol use.

He is charged with driving under the influence.  Blood alcohol test results were still pending. Details of the injuries were not immediately released.

At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge to investigate accidents caused by DUI and hold drunk and impaired drivers responsible for their actions. You shouldn’t have to pay because of someone else’s negligence. To learn more about how we can help if you have been involved in an accident, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.