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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.

Plea Agreement Reached in Fatal Nashville Pedestrian Accident

by Staff Blogger | June 16th, 2014

The sizes of tractor-trailers can often make it difficult for drivers to see the spaces around their vehicle when traveling or turning. Unfortunately, this too often can lead to accidents occurring.

Such a mistake was a contributing factor to a Nashville pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a 17-year-old high school student. The incident occurred on Dec. 19, 2013 as the Hume-Fogg student was crossing Rosa L. Parks Boulevard near the school.

Reports from The Tennessean explain the 46-year-old truck driver was making a right turn at the intersection of Rosa Parks and Church Street when he failed to see the young girl as she was crossing the road.

An investigation determined the driver was not acting in a reckless manner prior to the collision, which resulted in a plea deal being reached with prosecution. The driver agreed to plea guilty to a charge of failing to yield the right-of-way rather than face a more serious misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide. He will pay a $500 fine as part of the agreement approved by the family of the victim. The driver will also keep his license as part of the deal.

At Michael D. Ponce & Associates, our Nashville personal injury lawyers know how devastating it can be to lose a loved one to an accident. That’s why we are hopeful the decision in this case helps bring a sense of closure to the family of the victim.