Personal Injury

News: Car slams into Nashville home on New Year’s Eve

by Ponce Law | January 4th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – A single-vehicle accident that sent a vehicle crashing into a Nashville home on New Year’s Eve is under investigation by Nashville Metro Police, reports WKRN.

Officers responded to the home on Charlie Place, which is south of the intersection of Briley Parkway and Whites Creek Pike, around 5 a.m Thursday morning.

Metro police say the car contained three juveniles who stated they crashed their vehicle while fleeing from someone who was potentially chasing them.

The resident was home at the time of the crash and said it sounded like an explosion.

Nashville Metro Police continue to investigate the crash. No injuries have been reported.

We will update this blog if more information becomes available.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t your fault. At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure your story gets heard. Our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys are determined to help victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses. Our legal staff is available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

News: Nashville Public Works employee killed in single-vehicle crash and fire

by Ponce Law | January 4th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – According to FOX 17, a Nashville Public Works employee was killed after his truck crashed off the roadway and caught fire on Monday morning.

Authorities identified the victim as 60-year-old Jerry Snyder, who has been working for Metro Public Works for 8 years. A witness told police they saw him grab at his chest while losing control of a Ford F-250 truck and crashing off Old Hickory Boulevard near The Hermitage. The truck caught fire after colliding with a utility pole and going further into a nearby tree line.

Firefighters responded to the scene near the intersection of intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Granwood Boulevard, where they say Snyder was found dead in the burning vehicle.

Officials say Snyder was on-duty and traveling to pick up Christmas trees from recycling sites at the time of the crash. 

The area near the Old Hickory Boulevard and Granwood Boulevard intersection was temporarily closed while fire investigators continued to look for a cause.

This is a developing story. If more details are made available, this blog will be updated.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one while working a job, the Nashville workers’ compensation lawyers of Ponce Law would like to discuss your case with you. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to significant benefits. Contact us today for a free consultation, by calling (844) 888-0576 or filling out our online form.

57-year-old man killed in single-vehicle rollover crash in Murfreesboro

by Ponce Law | December 31st, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A 57-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Franklin Road and Brinkley Road on Tuesday night, reports WGNS Radio.

Murfreesboro police say officers responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, where they found a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am rolled over on the left shoulder of the roadway.

The driver, 57-year-old Thomas Howse of Murfreesboro, was critically injured when authorities arrived. Crews with the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department began life saving treatment efforts before Howse was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Howse was declared deceased at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation revealed Howse’s vehicle had exited the road near the Franklin Rd/Brinkley Rd intersection and collided with a culvert and utility pole on the right side of the roadway. The vehicle was then sent across the road where it struck a guard wire and rolled over on the left shoulder.

Howse was found ejected from the vehicle and investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The fatal crash is still under investigation by Murfreesboro police’s Fatal Accident Crash Team. We will update this blog if more information is released.

While single-vehicle rollover accidents are often presumed to be the motorist’s fault, this is not always the case. Unsafe road designs, poorly maintained surfaces, manufacturing defects, and other external factors may be the ultimate cause of a single-vehicle crash. If you or someone you loved were involved in such an incident and you believe someone else’s negligence may be at fault, the Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law would like to hear from you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Semi driver injured after crashing truck off I-40 overpass onto Clifton Ave

by Ponce Law | December 31st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WSMV, a semi driver sustained minor injuries after his truck crashed off an Interstate 40 overpass onto Clifton Avenue on Thursday morning.

Officials say the accident happened around 1 a.m. Thursday near the I-40/I-440 interchange.

The truck—which was carrying appliances—fell onto Clifton Avenue, blocking the road for several hours while responders cleared the scene.

The truck’s driver suffered minor injuries. At this time, it is unclear whether more vehicles were involved.

This blog will be updated if more details are made available.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident caused by another person’s reckless actions, the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. We’re here take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (844) 204-6765. You can also reach us by completing a free initial consultation form.

Victim of fatal accident on I-65 North entry ramp identified

by Ponce Law | December 30th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The victim of a fatal single-vehicle accident on the Interstate 65 north entry ramp from Interstate 440 west on Christmas eve has been identified by officials, reports Patch.

The Medical Examiner’s Office say the driver killed is 49-year-old Matthew Simoneau of Nashville.

The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. last Thursday, December 24th, when a Honda Civic driven by Simoneau exited the roadway and crashed into a ravine off the interchange from I-440 to I-65. The civic then slammed into multiple trees and caught on fire.

Simoneau was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, it is unclear what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway. We will update this blog if more details are made public.

If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident and someone else is to blame, you could be entitled to significant compensation. The trusted Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law can help you pursue money for your injury-related expenses, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. See how we can help by calling us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Injury accident reported at 4142 Charlotte Ave

by Ponce Law | December 30th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to the Nashville Police Department’s Current Traffic Accidents page, a motor vehicle collision causing at least one injury was reported at 4142 Charlotte Avenue Wednesday evening.

The accident was reported at 5:05 p.m on Wednesday, Dec. 30th.

It is not currently clear how many vehicles were involved or how many motorists were injured. Should this information become available, this blog will be updated.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other expenses resulting from your injuries. The Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law are ready to help you get the money—and the justice—that you deserve. Call us at (844) 204-6765 to schedule a free consultation today.

One person killed, others seriously injured in multi-vehicle accident on I-24 west in Murfreesboro

by Ponce Law | December 30th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – One person was killed and multiple others were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 24 west in Rutherford County on Christmas Eve, reports WKRN.

According to authorities, the crash involved as many as five vehicles. At this time, the identity of the motorist killed in the collision has not been released. Additional serious injuries were reported, though it is unclear how many people were hurt.

All lanes of I-24 west were temporarily closed following the accident as a critical incident team responded to the scene. 

Our team will update this blog as more details are made available.

At Ponce Law, we understand the devastating consequences that can result from an auto accident, and we are committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your needs, and we’ll do everything we can to get the money you deserve. Let our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys fight for you if you’ve been affected by an accident. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Multi-vehicle accident blocking left lane on I-24 near Exits 48 and 49

by Ponce Law | December 29th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The left lane of Interstate 24 east near Exit 48 and Exit 49 is blocked due to a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.

According to WSMV’s Traffic Map, the crash was reported at 1:28 p.m. and is expected to be cleared by 1:59 p.m.

It is not yet clear how many vehicles were involved or whether anyone was injured.

We will update this blog if more information is provided.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law are ready to help. Call us at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation.

UPDATE: Authorities identify driver killed after car plunged into Cumberland River

by Ponce Law | December 29th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – On Sunday morning, authorities located the car that plunged into Cumberland River last Tuesday and confirmed its driver was killed in the accident, reports News Channel 5.

As we previously reported, witnesses initially reported seeing a car leave the roadway and plunge into the Cumberland River near Riverside Drive and West Washington Street around 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday, December 22nd.

Crews began searching for the vehicle Tuesday night but were called off when divers could not enter the water due to the river current and poor weather conditions.

The river was finally safe to enter on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. and crews resumed the search. They found the vehicle around 11:30 a.m. with its driver, 18-year-old Jasonah Crawford inside.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the fatal accident. Our team will update this blog should more details become available.

If you or a loved one was injured on a Tennessee roadway due to the negligence of another driver, Ponce Law is here to help. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers are committed to helping 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, learn 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.

UPDATE: Victims of fatal single-vehicle accident in North Nashville identified

by Ponce Law | December 29th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Metro Police have identified the man killed and the woman injured in a single-vehicle crash in North Nashville on Sunday morning, reports FOX 17.

As we previously reported, the fatal accident occurred around 12:24 a.m. Sunday when a white SUV crashed off the side of Springfield Highway near the Baker Station Road intersection.

The male driver who was killed in the crash has been identified as 43-year-old David Blackwell of Greenbrier. The female passenger who was taken to a hospital in critical condition is his wife, 39-year-old Crystal Blackwell.

At this time, it is unclear what led the car to exit the roadway, though investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident.

As more details are released, this blog will be updated.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s reckless driving, the Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce are ready to fight for the money and justice you deserve. Whether it’s medical bills, lost wages, or other expenses, we’ll do everything we can to return what you are owed. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 to schedule a free consultation.