Pedestrian Accident

News: Hartsville woman killed in hit-and-run pedestrian collision on I-64 in Illinois

by Ponce Law | January 22nd, 2021

HARTSVILLE, TN – Authorities identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Illinois on January 9th as 55-year-old Rena Wood of Hartsville.

According to the crash report from Illinois State Police, Wood left her vehicle around 6:30 p.m. while on the shoulder of Interstate 64 near the exit to Highway 159 in Fairview Heights, before she was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. She was declared deceased at the scene.

Police say the involved vehicle was later located. The driver, 49-year-old Angela Diser of Collinsville, and the passenger, 51-year-old Elaine Hendricks, were not injured in the collision.

The circumstances of the fatal crash are still under investigation by Illinois State Police. We will make an update to this blog if more details are provided.

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News: One person dead after pedestrian accident on I-24 west in Nashville

by Ponce Law | January 20th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – Fox 17 reported a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 24 west near the Haywood Lane intersection (mile marker 56.8) on Wednesday night.

According to officials, the pedestrian was struck by a car in the westbound lanes of I-24 around 8 p.m. and died in the collision.

Following the crash, authorities closed the right two lanes of I-24 west as well as the on-ramp at Harding Place. It is unclear when the roadway was reopened.

This is a developing story. If more details become available, updates will be provided.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one at the fault of a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

News: 38-year-old man struck and killed by semi-truck on I-24 east in Clarksville

by Ponce Law | January 15th, 2021

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol say a 38-year-old man was struck and killed by a semi-truck Sunday on Interstate 24 east in Clarksville, reports Clarksville Now.

The preliminary crash report stated the collision occurred around 9 p.m. near mile marker 15.6 on I-24 east.

The victim, Samuel Harris, was a passenger on a Greyhound bus bound for Kansas City but requested to be dropped off shortly before the accident. He was then walking westbound in the left lane of I-24 east when he was struck. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the THP preliminary report, the vehicle involved was a commercial semi-truck. The driver did not have time to avoid the collision.

At this time, it is unclear why Harris was in the roadway.

A Greyhound company spokesperson said its bus driver followed protocol when complying with Harris’ request to leave the bus.

Clarksville Now reports that Harris’ sister has asked the company for information on why he requested to be dropped off. As of Wednesday, there was no response.

If more pertinent details regarding this crash are reported, this blog will be updated.

If a loved one has been killed or you have been hurt as a pedestrian in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses resulting from the collision. Call the knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation and to find out how we can get you the money you deserve.

News: Nashville woman dead following pedestrian accident in Madison

by Ponce Law | January 14th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WKRN, Nashville metro police say a 26-year-old woman is dead following a pedestrian accident in Madison on Wednesday night.

Officers arrived at the scene, the intersection of North Graycroft Avenue and Nesbitt Lane, at about 10 p.m.

They say Danielle Decesare was walking eastbound along Nesbitt Lane when she went into the roadway near the intersection with North Graycroft Avenue and was hit by a passenger car. The driver was heading southbound on North Graycroft Avenue with a passenger and told authorities he could not see the pedestrian before impact.

Decesare passed away from injuries sustained in the collision. According to officials, she lived close to the scene of accident.

Police noted there are not any traffic controls or a crosswalk at the North Graycroft Avenue and Nesbitt Lane intersection.

The driver did not display signs of intoxication and detectives are still investigating the circumstances of the collision.

This blog will be update if more information is made available.

If a loved one has been killed or you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another person’s reckless actions, you could be entitled to significant compensation for expenses resulting from the collision. Call the knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law at (844) 204-6765 to schedule a free consultation.

News: 56-year-old pedestrian killed in southeast Nashville collision

by Ponce Law | January 13th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – A 56-year-old woman was killed following a pedestrian accident in southeast Nashville Monday evening.

According to News Channel 5, Ellen Abbott was walking to a restaurant on the Nolensville Pike around 6:40 p.m when she was struck by a vehicle at the intersection with Lords Chapel Drive.

Abbott was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later.

The driver involved in the crash, 28-year-old Shannon Holt, told police he did not see the pedestrian until it was too late to brake.

Police say Abbot was not crossing in a designated crosswalk when she was struck. Investigators are still working to determine if speed played a role in the crash.

Holt did not display signs of intoxication. It is still unclear whether he will face charges as the investigation is still ongoing.

We will update this blog if updates are provided.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in an auto-pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for expenses resulting from the collision. Call the knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation and to find out how we can help secure the money you deserve.

News: Victim of fatal pedestrian collision near KY/TN border identified as missing man from Clarksville

by Ponce Law | January 11th, 2021

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A man from Clarksville who was reported missing was identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian collision on Eagle Way in Hopkinsville, reports WKDZ Radio.

Authorities say 35-year-old Marquis Patterson of Clarksville was fatally struck by a vehicle on Eagle Way near Bradshaw Road around 9 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

The driver, 19-year-old Kaitlynn Dubois of Pembroke, said she was adjusting her stereo while accelerating after turning onto Eagle Way from Bradshaw road when the accident occurred. She told officers she initially thought she hit a deer but called her father and returned to the scene.

Patterson was found by Dubois in the median of the roadway. Dubois and her father tried to revive him with CPR but were unsuccessful. According to officials, Patterson’s outfit was entirely dark and he was declared deceased at the scene.

A caller filed a missing person report on Patterson which led authorities to identify him as the victim of the fatal collision.

If more details are made available, our team will update this blog.

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If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are determined to help you get the money you’re owed for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’ll help prepare a strong claim on your behalf, and we’ll push back on the big insurance companies. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

News: Victim of pedestrian accident on West End Avenue passes away in hospital

by Ponce Law | January 8th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a 30-year-old man has passed away from his injuries following a pedestrian accident on West End Avenue last Sunday, reports WKRN.

According to authorities, the collision occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on West End Avenue near the Murphy Road intersection. Andrew Miller, a resident of a nearby apartment building, was crossing the roadway away from a crosswalk when he was struck by an eastbound 2006 Honda Civic traveling in the far left lane.

After the accident, the driver spoke with investigators and said she could not see the pedestrian until right before impact. She attempted to avoid hitting him by swerving right but did not have enough time.

Miller was critically injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. On Friday, Metro Police provided an update that he had passed away from his injuries.

Investigators say the roadway had ample lighting at the time of the collision and they are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

We will update this blog if more information is made available.

If a loved one has been killed or you have been hurt in a collision with a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call the knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation and to find out how we can get you the justice and money you deserve.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by train in South Nashville

by Ponce Law | December 15th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police responded to a fatal collision in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train at the 700 block of Berry Road Monday night, reports WZTV.

Officials say the accident was reported shortly before 8 p.m. Monday at the train tracks on the 700 block of Berry Road, on the north side of the I-65/I-440 interchange.

According to the preliminary accident report, the pedestrian was killed in the collision. 

This is a developing story. If more information becomes available, we will update this blog.

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Pedestrian struck and killed at Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Dr identified by police

by Ponce Law | December 14th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The pedestrian victim of a fatal accident last Friday at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Drive has been identified by Nashville metro police, reports WKRN.

Authorities say the victim, 55-year-old Kenneth Sisco, was in a crosswalk at the Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Dr intersection, when he was hit and killed by a vehicle traveling northbound on Nolensville Pike. Sisco was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was declared deceased.

The driver, 31-year-old Shannon Mullen, reportedly displayed signs of intoxication to officers including red eyes and impaired balance. Police also said the suspect smelled of alcohol and performed at a level indicative of impairment in field sobriety tasks. A sample of Mullen’s blood for drug and alcohol analysis was drawn at Nashville General Hospital.

Mullen was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and booked into Metro jail on Saturday. As of Monday, Mullen had posted a $50,000 bond and remained free.

This is a developing story. If more details become available, we will update this blog.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The  Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law are ready to help you secure compensation for expenses related to your accident and injuries. Call us at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation.

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed on I-40 identified

by Ponce Law | December 9th, 2020

HERMITAGE, TN – Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed on Interstate 40 before Exit 219/Stewarts Ferry Pike on Thursday, Dec. 3.

As we previously reported, the accident occurred at around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday evening. Westbound lanes on Interstate 40 near Exit 219 were temporarily closed following the accident.

The City of Nashville has since released more information on the incident. The victim has been identified as 29-year old Stephen Alexander Mercaldo, a resident of Lilburn, Georgia. Officials said Mercaldo was hit by a Ford Expedition while trying to cross Interstate 40. The driver, 23-year old James Myers, did not stay at the scene of the accident. Mercaldo then collided with several other cars.

Later Thursday evening, Myers went to Madison Precinct to speak with officers about the incident. He did not show signs of being intoxicated and reported that the collision was unavoidable, as the car leading him had suddenly swerved out of the pedestrian’s way. Myers told officers that immediately following the accident, he took the next exit, and parked at a Donelson Pike gas station to be picked up by a friend.

At this moment, it is unclear whether Myers will face charges. We will update this blog should that information become available.

If a loved one has been killed or you have been hurt as a pedestrian in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses resulting from the collision. Call the knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation and to find out how we can get you the money you deserve.