Pedestrian Accident

Crash alert: Search on for hit-and-run driver following death of pedestrian in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 17th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WKRN, a search is underway for the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run accident in west Nashville.

Police were called to the area of Charlotte Avenue and Lellyett Street at about 9 p.m. Monday night, where a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

The victim, identified as 67-year-old David Haskins of Foundry Drive, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It is not yet clear whether Haskins was walking on Charlotte Pike or trying to cross the roadway when he was hit.

Police say the driver involved left the scene. Evidence gathered by investigators indicated the vehicle may have been a white 2005-2010 Toyota Scion tC. Anyone with information on the incident was urged to contact Metro Nashville police.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle on Brick Church Pike

by Ponce Law | September 16th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to Fox 17 Nashville, police identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Nashville over the weekend.

The victim was 50-year-old Charles Bumpus of Nashville.  The accident happened at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday as Bumpus was walking in the roadway on the 2400 block of Brick Church Pike.

Metro Police investigators said he was hit by a northbound vehicle driven by a 63-year-old woman.  Bumpus passed away the following day at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver was not injured in the crash. She showed no signs of having been impaired at the time, police said.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you acquire damages for past and future medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages while unable to work during recovery, and pain and suffering.  Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Authorities report rise in fatal crashes in Tennessee

by Ponce Law | September 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are reporting a rise in the number of fatal crashes in Tennessee this year, according to WKRN.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the increase is occurring even though the volume of traffic on the roads has been reduced in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The THP said that while the total number of crashes is lower, those that happen are resulting in more deaths. So far this year 20 pedestrians have been killed in Davidson County alone.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association noted statistics showing the percentage of fatalities involving SUVs and pedestrians is up over 80% the past few years.

The GHSA said the speed of drivers and the size of vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs may be contributing factors in the increase in traffic fatalities.  The organization said improved infrastructure on the state’s roadways, including narrowing lanes and adding more crosswalks, could help save lives.

About half of the fatal crashes involving pedestrians across the country are believed to involve impairment on the part of either the driver or the pedestrian.

At Ponce Law, we are committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers will do everything they can to protect your best interests if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident. We are ready to take the burden off your shoulders and help you get the results you deserve. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck and killed by motorcycle in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 7th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A pedestrian walking in Nashville Friday night was struck and killed by a motorcycle, the Tennessean reports.

The incident happened on Myatt Drive, where police say a man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound struck the pedestrian at the crosswalk.

The victim, identified as Randy Shatto Jr. of Nashville, was pronounced dead later at Skyline Medical Center.

The motorcycle rider, 64-year-old Richard Tipton of Nashville, suffered injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening. There were no signs that either man was impaired at the time of the accident, Metro Police said.

Pedestrian laws are meant to keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are 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.  We’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.  To learn more about what we can do to help, call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash Alert: Pedestrian killed after falling onto Dickerson Pike

by Ponce Law | September 1st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – An elderly pedestrian was struck and killed in East Nashville early this morning.

News 4 Nashville reports that Robert L. Woods, 73, was walking along Dickerson Pike when he tripped and fell into the roadway near its intersection with Queen Avenue. The driver of a Hyundai Elantra was unable to stop in time, and collided with the elderly pedestrian.

Emergency responders took Woods to Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with police, who said there were no signs of impairment.

Investigations are ongoing.

Pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating accidents involving motor vehicles — and if you or someone you love has suffered a pedestrian accident in the Nashville area, then we would like to talk to you. The experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys of Ponce Law are committed to getting our clients the financial compensation they deserve. Contact us today by calling (844) 204-6765.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Lake Tansi

by Ponce Law | August 24th, 2020

LAKE TANSI, TN – Authorities said a man was hurt when he was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Friday afternoon, 1057 News reported.

The incident on Natchez Trace in Lake Tansi was believed to have started with a domestic dispute, according to initial reports. The man was hit by a woman driving a Dodge Dart who fled the scene afterwards.  She was stopped by police a short time later in the area of Highway 70 East and Peavine Road, and was booked into the Cumberland County jail.

The man was reported to be bleeding but refused medical treatment.  The crash marked the fourth incident in the past month in Cumberland County involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have a legal right to compensation. At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are determined 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. 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.

Crash alert: Pedestrian killed in Murfreesboro hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 17th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police say a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Murfreesboro Friday night.

According to WKRN, the accident happened at about 9:17 p.m. as the woman was attempting to cross Memorial Boulevard. She was struck by a southbound Nissan Maxima that then left the scene, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. She was identified as 73-year-old Elizabeth Jernigan.

Authorities say the 27-year-old man who drove the vehicle involved was stopped by police at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane soon after the incident.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

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.

At Ponce Law, we have more than 20 years of experience fighting on behalf of people injured in pedestrian accidents, and are ready to put that experience to work for you. We’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers will take the time to understand your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

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.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, 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 Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian killed by pickup truck on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck in an accident that shut down a highway in Cumberland County Wednesday night, according to 1057 News.

The incident happened on westbound Interstate 40 at the 327 mile marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Richard Dennis Dell Turner got out of his Ford super duty truck when it broke down on the roadway. The vehicle started to roll and was hit by an oncoming Ford F-250 pickup truck. Turner, a resident of Evansville, Indiana, was struck by his truck and killed.

Westbound lanes were closed for hours near the scene for the accident investigation.

If you’ve been injured by 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.