Murfreesboro Accident

Crash alert: Antioch woman killed when car goes off I-24 and hits tree

by Ponce Law | September 17th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – A driver was killed when her car went off a highway in Rutherford County and crashed Monday afternoon. According to WSMV, the accident happened at about 2 p.m. on Interstate 24 West between mile markers 71 and 72.

The victim was identified as 21-year-old Andreana Vega of Antioch. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said she was driving west in a Hyundai Elantra when the vehicle went off the right shoulder of the road and hit a tree.

I-24 West in the area was shut down following the accident.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fatal wreck. Troopers said Vega was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers understand how devastating accidents can be, and we are dedicated to helping victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses.  We can help you pursue money for medical bills and lost wages, and we will be with you every step of the way on the road to recovery.  You can call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Victim in fatal pickup crash in Murfreesboro identified

by Ponce Law | September 14th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A man killed in a fatal accident in Murfreesboro earlier this month has been identified, according to the Rutherford Source.

This is an update to a previous story.

Authorities say the victim of the Sept. 2 crash was 59-year-old Ricky Allen Thomas of Murfreesboro.

According to investigators, Thomas was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck south on North Rutherford Boulevard when the vehicle went off the roadway and slammed into a tree.

An investigation into the fatal wreck is ongoing.

At Ponce Law, we have over 20 years of experience helping people who have been injured in accidents in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. 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 following an accident, and call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Man killed when pickup hits tree in Murfreesboro

by Ponce Law | September 3rd, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police are investigating after a man was killed in a pickup truck crash near a college campus in Murfreesboro, WSMV reported.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday as a 59-year-old man was driving south on North Rutherford Boulevard near MTSU Boulevard at the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

The man’s pickup went off the road and slammed into a tree.  The victim, the only person in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the crash.

At Ponce Law, we understand what you’re going through after a car crash, and we don’t think you should have to face it alone. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers 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. See how we can assist you following an accident by calling us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765. Or, reach out to us online for a free consultation.

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: Suspect rams police car during pursuit

by Ponce Law | August 14th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police say a suspect fled the scene after crashing into a police car in Rutherford County early Friday morning, according to Fox 17 Nashville.

The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. as authorities were pursuing the man on the 2000 block of Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro. Police said the suspect, who was wanted for attempted armed robbery, rammed a police officer’s car head-on and then ran away.

Law enforcement authorities began a manhunt for him in a wooded area, with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and a drone brought in to assist in the search. There were no injuries reported in the crash.

When you are injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may wonder what type of compensation you’re eligible to receive. At Ponce Law, we can help you pursue money for your medical bills and any lost wages. Contact our Nashville car accident lawyers to help you improve your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Head-on crash in Murfreesboro leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt

by Ponce Law | June 30th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – One person was killed and three others injured in a head-on collision in Murfreesboro on Sunday, WKRN reported.

Authorities say a woman was driving a Honda Accord west on Medical Center Parkway when she lost control while crossing a bridge near Warren Street and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, crashing into a Ford Mustang.

First responders extricated the driver of the Mustang and a passenger in the back seat, 34-year-old Maximo Chicaj-Lopez. Lopez, of Antioch, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

A 5-year-old girl in the Accord was injured and transported to the hospital.  Police determined that the driver of the Accord hydroplaned after going too fast for the weather conditions.

An investigation is ongoing by the Fatal Accident Crash Team, and so far no charges have been filed.

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.

MTSU Student Killed in Murfreesboro Traffic Accident

by Staff Blogger | January 29th, 2014

January 29, 2014

A tragic motor vehicle collision near the campus of Middle Tennessee State University has claimed the life of a well-known student. The incident occurred on Friday, Jan. 24, at the corner of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro.

Reports published by the Daily News Journal stated the victim was crossing the street in wheelchair at the intersection when he was struck by a turning dump truck. Rescue crews were called to the scene and tried to revive the victim, but they were unable to resuscitate him.

The victim had been involved in a serious accident in 2006 that left him paralyzed.

The victim’s brother says the initial accident left the man in a coma for several months. During his recovery, he gathered strength from numerous sources, such as prayer and music. Those who knew the victim best say he always remained positive despite the setbacks he faced, and he was a beacon of hope to all that knew him.

Losing a loved one to an unforeseen accident can be an extremely difficult time in one’s life. That is why the attorneys with Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.