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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.

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