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Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Clarksville

by Ponce Law | June 29th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Clarksville Friday night, WHOP reported.

The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Clarksville police identified the victim as 20-year-old Demonte Jones.

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not yet been released.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Man killed when pickup crashes into UPS truck on I-24

by Ponce Law | June 29th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a UPS vehicle on Interstate 24 in Nashville Friday night, News Channel 5 reported.

The crash involved a Ford F-150 and a UPS double trailer semi truck. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. on I-24 West at mile marker 49 near Shelby Avenue.

According to police, the Ford crashed into the back of the UPS truck’s second trailer after it stalled out just before the exit.

The driver of the Ford was removed from his vehicle and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Bicyclists: Be Wary of These Dangers on Nashville’s Roadways

by Staff Blogger | June 29th, 2020

Many cities, Nashville included, have made strides to become more bicyclist-friendly in recent years. The upsides of more people riding bicycles are obvious: less pollution, less need for parking spaces, and less traffic overall. However, the combination of bicyclists and cars, trucks, and SUVs all sharing the same roads can mean a greater risk of serious accidents—often at the expense of people traveling on two wheels.

Whether you bike daily or occasionally, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks and hazards you face while pedaling. They include:

  • Inattentive motorists—By far the biggest risk facing bicyclists is drivers who don’t see them. Make sure your bike has reflectors equipped, that you wear brightly colored clothing, and that you ride cautiously, especially at intersections and on narrow streets.
  • Opening car doors—Many streets in residential areas and in the downtown area have street parking. When riding near parked cars, bicyclists run the risk of being injured by opening car doors. To reduce your risk, ride slower and further from vehicles if space allows.
  • Road debris and other hazards—Only 7% of bicycle accidents involve colliding with other vehicles. The rest involve bicyclists falling from their bikes or striking objects and hazards in their paths. Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, oil slicks, puddles, and fallen tree limbs while riding to stay safe.

At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to uphold the rights of anyone hurt on Nashville’s streets, and that includes bicyclists. Get in touch with our Nashville bicycle accident lawyers today if you were injured while riding—we want to help you get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.

Woman hurt in crash that killed police officer files suit

by Ponce Law | June 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A woman injured in a 2019 crash that killed a Metro Nashville police officer is filing a lawsuit against the city, according to a report in The Tennessean.

Antona Esaw was a passenger in the Ford Fusion driven by Jayona Brown that crashed into the patrol car driven by Officer John Anderson. The accident happened at 3:05 a.m. July 4 at the intersection of Interstate Drive and Woodland Street.

Police said Brown sped through a blinking red light and hit Anderson’s car.  The 28-year-old officer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Esaw suffered serious injuries and is suing the city for $300,000 in damages to cover the costs of her health care along with other financial damages stemming from the accident.  She says the police department admitted that if Anderson had complied with state law and department policies and procedures, the crash would not have occurred.

Police found that Anderson’s car was traveling at a rate of speed over the limit allowed by police policy on that stretch of Woodland Street.

Brown remains in custody on vehicular  homicide charges and a hearing in the case is set for July 29.  Esaw was not charged.


If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Collision in Cumberland County leaves 2 injured

by Ponce Law | June 26th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Two people were injured when their vehicles collided in northern Cumberland County Wednesday afternoon, according to 1057 News.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a 2003 Hyundai collided with a 2004 GMC on Highway 127 North at Bear Creek Road.

The Hyundai’s driver, 31-year-old Brenda Potter , and her passenger, 34-year-old Jennifer Boettcher—both of Crossville—suffered injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.

The driver of the GMC, 56-year-old Harlan Garber, was not injured.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Several accidents with injuries in Nashville area

by Ponce Law | June 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Several motor vehicle accidents in the area with injuries were reported Friday morning by police in Nashville.

The incidents were reported between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

They occurred at the following locations:

–3505 Mays Street in Woodbine.

–Old Hickory Boulevard and Andrew Jackson Parkway in Hermitage.

–3065 Fieldstone Drive in Priest Lake.

–Interstate 24 West, Exit 46 in Clarksville.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash on I-24 near Tennessee border leaves 2 dead

by Ponce Law | June 26th, 2020

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY – An accident Friday morning on Interstate 24 near the border of Tennessee and Kentucky left two people dead, Fox 17 reported.

The crash involving a Ryder box truck and a semi happened at about 8 a.m. in Christian County.

According to Kentucky State Police, the box truck was headed eastbound when it went off the road, crossed the median and entered the westbound lanes, where it slammed head-on into a semi towing a trailer.

The two vehicles caught fire and both drivers were killed, police said.

The accident affected traffic near the border, as I-24 eastbound was reduced to one lane, and traffic westbound was being diverted through the welcome center.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

I-440 reconstruction completed ahead of schedule

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Drivers will be seeing major improvements on Interstate 440 now that the largest project in Tennessee Department of Transportation history is complete, according to a report by WKRN.

The $154.8 million reconstruction of I-440 was finished a month ahead of schedule, the TDOT said.  The project included new lanes, lighting and landscaping, along with color overhead message boards and improvements in ramp safety.

On Wednesday night, TDOT crews began the process of opening all lanes following over a year of closures and shutdowns along the highway.

The I-440 corridor will be fully open on July 2 for the 100,000 drivers who use the roadway each day.  The TDOT will be holding a caravan that day to celebrate the completion of the project.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Motorcyclist dead after accident in Greene County

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

GREENE COUNTY, TN – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer in Greene County Monday afternoon, WVLT reported.

The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the 14,000 block of Kingsport Highway, also known as State Route 93.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Logan Collins of Belfry, Kentucky was riding a Suzuki motorcycle when it crossed the center line and hit the tractor trailer as it was headed in the opposite direction.

Collins died in the crash.  The truck driver was not hurt.

Collins’s license has been suspended and he was not wearing a helmet, according to state troopers.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Vigil held for teen killed in fall at Nashville construction site

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A vigil was held Wednesday night for a teenager killed in an accident at a construction site in East Nashville, according to WSMV.

This is an update to a previous story.

Family and friends gathered to remember 16-year-old Gustavo Enrique Ramirez of Springfield, and called for an investigation into his death.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon as he was working at the site of a new hotel on the 300 block of Interstate Drive.  Ramirez fell from scaffolding about 120 feet from the ground. No foul play was involved, police said.

Another vigil for Ramirez was set for Thursday night on the soccer field at Franklin-Simpson High School.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.