Car Accident

Crash alert: Lane closed in Smyrna after car hits pole

by Ponce Law | August 11th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Drivers in Smyrna were advised to find alternate routes following a crash that disrupted traffic in the Rutherford County town early Monday morning.

According to WSMV, a telephone pole was struck in the rollover accident that occurred on North Lowry Street at Sam Hager Street at about 3 a.m.

The Smyrna Fire Department said North Lowry Street was restricted to one lane during repair work to replace the pole that was expected to take several hours to complete.

No details were released on whether anyone was injured in the crash.

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Crash alert: Rollover accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

by Ponce Law | August 11th, 2020

MAURY COUNTY, TN – Emergency crews in Maury County responded to a fatal accident on Friday night. According to a report by WKRN, it happened at about 9:45 p.m. on Theta Pike in Columbia.

The Maury County Fire Department was called to the area for a rollover crash. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim was hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

No further details were released on the circumstances surrounding the crash, which is under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Crash alert: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Crossville

by Ponce Law | August 10th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A man was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured while walking in Crossville Saturday night, according to a report in the Crossville Chronicle.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of West Avenue and Fourth Street. The pedestrian, 46-year-old Shamus McMahon, was reportedly walking his dog near the intersection when he was struck by a Dodge Caravan driving south on West Avenue and traveling with the green light.

McMahon was transported to The University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.

The driver of the vehicle, 60-year-old Dale Adams Rice, was not hurt in the incident. Authorities say no charges have been filed.

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Crash alert: Man facing charges in fatal Bellevue crash

by Ponce Law | August 10th, 2020

BELLEVUE, TN – Authorities say a man is under arrest in connection with a crash that killed a woman in Bellevue.

This is an update to a previous story.

According to WKRN, 24-year-old Christopher Dennis is facing a charge of vehicular homicide. The accident happened just after midnight June 19 at the intersection of Highway 100 and Temple Road.

Police said Dennis was driving at nearly twice the speed limit when he ran a flashing light and crashed into a vehicle driven by Anna Miller. She was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dennis was released on bond last week after being booked into the Metro jail.

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Crash alert: Driver surrenders after Nashville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A driver surrendered to authorities following a deadly hit-and-run outside of a hotel in Nashville Saturday night, according to a report in the Tennessean.

The victim was identified as 67-year-old Marilyn Zindel of Melbourne, Florida. Police said she had stepped out of a golf cart outside the Homewood Suites on Church Street just after 11 p.m. when she was struck by a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Zindel was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as police searched for the driver of the vehicle.

On Sunday afternoon, 24-year-old Troy Winters called authorities and admitted he was the driver, police said. He is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a collision involving death and failure to yield involving death.

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Crash alert: Child killed by car in driveway of La Vergne home

by Ponce Law | August 10th, 2020

LA VERGNE, TN – Authorities have released details of a tragic accident that killed a 1-year-old child in La Vergne over the weekend, according to WKRN.

The incident happened at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday at a home on the 500 block of Jean Drive. Police said the child was run over in the driveway by a car that was driven by an uncle.  The specific circumstances that led to the accident remain unclear.

The incident is now under investigation by La Vergne police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Crash alert: Man charged with leaving scene of Nashville accident

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police have made an arrest in connection with a crash that killed a woman in Nashville late Monday night, WSMV reported.

This is an update to a previous story.

The suspect, 32-year-old Kenneth D. Patton, was driving  a Kia Optima that went off the road and hit a utility pole on Buchanan Street near the intersection of 16th Avenue North at 11:55 p.m., police said. The front-seat passenger, 48-year-old Alicia Pride, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Patton allegedly fled the scene before police got there. He has now been arrested by Metro Police and faces multiple charges, including leaving the scene, failure to render aid, and failure to report the crash.

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Crash alert: Multi-vehicle accident slows traffic on I-65

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN – According to Tennessee 511, a highway in Davidson County was the scene of an accident on Friday afternoon.

The crash involving multiple vehicles was reported at 3:51 p.m. on Interstate 65 southbound at mile marker 87. A shoulder on the roadway was blocked, affecting southbound traffic. Northbound traffic was affected with no delays.

Authorities expected the accident scene to be cleared by 4:59 p.m.

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Crash alert: Suspect apprehended after Wilson County crash

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

WILSON COUNTY, TN – Authorities say a suspect was apprehended after a crash in Wilson County Tuesday afternoon.

According to WTVF, the man fled the scene and ran into nearby woods after causing a crash on the 8500 block of Stewarts Ferry Pike in Mt. Juliet. The man, identified as Terry Mooningham, was tracked down just after 1:30 p.m. by a K-9 named Boscoe and his handler, Deputy Jake Smith.

The Wilson County Sheriff said authorities were able to get a good description of Mooningham and deployed the K-9 shortly after the crash occurred.

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Crash alert: Search on for driver who left scene after fatal accident

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a driver left the scene after a crash that killed a female passenger in North Nashville, according to a report by WKRN.

It happened just before midnight Monday at Buchanan Street and 16th Avenue North, where police say the driver struck a utility pole after traveling at a high rate of speed.

Responding officers found the injured passenger. She was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Investigators determined that the driver ran away and left the female behind after the crash. Police are now searching for the driver and ask anyone with information to contact authorities.

At Ponce Law, we’re committed to obtaining the best possible results for our auto accident clients. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers are determined to help victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. See how we can help, what to do following an accident, and call us 24/7 for a free consultation. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.