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Crash alert: Man killed, police officer injured in Joelton 3-vehicle wreck

by Ponce Law | August 27th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man was killed and a Nashville police officer seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles in Joelton Wednesday, according to WKRN.

Investigators determined that the driver of a pickup truck, 56-year-old Roger McElroy, went through a stop sign at the intersection of Bernard Road and Clarksville Pike at about 3:30 p.m.

The pickup struck another vehicle that went into the northbound lanes of Clarksville Pike and crashed into the patrol car of Officer Ben Cantrell.

The driver of the second vehicle, 66-year-old Steven Toth, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officer Cantrell sustained serious injuries that were not life-threatening, and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

McElroy was arrested and is facing charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

Officer Cantrell, a 19-year Metro Nashville Police veteran, was headed home after completing his shift when the accident occurred.

At Ponce Law, we handle many types of wrongful death cases that are caused by negligence. If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, our Nashville wrongful death lawyers want to help you pick up the pieces. We’ll work hard to build a strong case for your claim and handle all the legal paperwork while you spend time with your family and friends. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 1 dead, 1 injured in head-on collision in Nashville

by Ponce Law | August 19th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities said one driver was killed and another injured when their vehicles collided in Nashville Tuesday night.

Fox 17 Nashville reported the head-on crash occurred at West Minister Drive and Old Hickory Boulevard in the city’s Belle Meade section at about 11:30 p.m. The scene was the south end of Percy Warner Park.

At least one of the vehicles went up in flames following the collision. First responders pulled the body of one of the drivers from the vehicle.

The other driver was hospitalized with injuries that were described as life-threatening. Details were not immediately released on the circumstances that led to the fatal crash.

For those who have been injured in a car accident through no fault of their own, the situation can seem frightening and overwhelming. It’s likely that the compensation offered by insurance companies simply isn’t enough to get you and your loved ones back on your feet. At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys can help you pursue compensation for medical bills and lost wages. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 2 dead, 3 injured in south Nashville collision

by Ponce Law | August 17th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A head-on collision between two vehicles in south Nashville left two people dead early Sunday morning, according to News Channel 5.

The accident happened at about 1 a.m. in the vicinity of Bell Road and Brookview Estates Drive.

Investigators believe a speeding pickup truck crossed over from the eastbound lanes on Bell Road and went into the path of a sedan going in the opposite direction, killing two people inside the car.

The victims were identified as 21-year-old Dalton Williams and 25-year-old Samantha Peevyhouse.  Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Three people in the pickup were injured, two critically, and were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

An investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing.

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 victims like you get the compensation you 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: Multi-vehicle accident slows traffic on I-65

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN – According to Tennessee 511, a highway in Davidson County was the scene of an accident on Friday afternoon.

The crash involving multiple vehicles was reported at 3:51 p.m. on Interstate 65 southbound at mile marker 87. A shoulder on the roadway was blocked, affecting southbound traffic. Northbound traffic was affected with no delays.

Authorities expected the accident scene to be cleared by 4:59 p.m.

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 medical bills and lost wages. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Search on for driver who left scene after fatal accident

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a driver left the scene after a crash that killed a female passenger in North Nashville, according to a report by WKRN.

It happened just before midnight Monday at Buchanan Street and 16th Avenue North, where police say the driver struck a utility pole after traveling at a high rate of speed.

Responding officers found the injured passenger. She was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Investigators determined that the driver ran away and left the female behind after the crash. Police are now searching for the driver and ask anyone with information to contact authorities.

At Ponce Law, we’re committed to obtaining the best possible results for our auto accident clients. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers are determined to help 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, 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.

Crash alert: Dozens of vehicles involved in I-24 accidents

by Ponce Law | August 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police and emergency crews were responding to three separate crashes on Interstate 24 Saturday with dozens of vehicles involved, WKRN reported.

The chain reaction accidents happened on I-24 west near Harding Place in the vicinity of mile markers 55 and 56, according to Tennessee 511.  The first incident was reported at 2:30 p.m., with 12 vehicles involved. Police said some of the drivers were experiencing problems due to the wet roadways. One person was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The second incident, reported shortly before 4:30 p.m., happened at the Harding Place exit and involved 15 vehicles. No injuries were reported.

A short time later, a wreck between four vehicles left one person critically injured and two others seriously hurt.   It caused I-24 west to be partially closed for almost an hour.   The three crashes were all cleared by 6 p.m.

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.

Crash alert: Cumberland County crash injures teen

by Ponce Law | July 14th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A 17-year-old driver was injured in a car accident in Cumberland County Tuesday, 1057 News reported.

It happened on Highway 68 near Sawmill Road.  Authorities said the teen was driving a Nissan Maxima when it went off the road, hit a mailbox and then struck a culvert.  The vehicle went into the air before landing on its side.

The driver was hospitalized at Cumberland Medical Center with injuries that were described as non-life threatening.  The teen was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said.

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 alert: Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed officer

by Ponce Law | July 9th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A young woman charged in a crash that killed a Nashville police officer pleaded guilty Thursday, WSMV reported.

Jayona Brown was 17 at the time of the accident on July 4, 2019. Authorities said she was fleeing a possible traffic stop when she slammed into Officer John Anderson’s patrol car at the intersection of Interstate Drive and Woodland Street. Anderson’s vehicle crashed into a light pole and caught fire.

Brown entered the guilty plea in Davidson County Criminal Court, and will receive three to six years in prison on each count of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault. She was also charged with evading arrest and driving on suspended license.

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 alert: Police report several accidents with injuries

by Ponce Law | July 3rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police in Nashville responded to a number of accidents with injuries reported on Friday.

Several of the crashes occurred between 12:06 p.m. and 1:24 p.m. at the following locations:

– Lebanon Pike/Stewarts Ferry Pike in Donelson.

– Shute Lane/Old Hickory Boulevard in Old Hickory.

-Sylvan Street/S 7th Street in East Nashville.

-Lebanon Pike/Fairway Drive.

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.

Honda Faces Investigations After Reports of Airbag Failures

by Staff Blogger | August 21st, 2015

Airbags are a vital piece of automotive safety equipment, and they are credited with saving thousands of lives every year. However, it was recently announced that a malfunction in airbag operating systems installed in 2008 Honda Accords can prevent the units from activating during an accident.

The Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law explain the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation after receiving 19 complaints that airbags failed to engage. Investigators determined that the computer that controls the vehicles’ airbags was malfunctioning, prompting the airbag warning light on the dash to light up and preventing the airbags from activating until repairs were made.

The NHTSA is saying the Honda airbag failures could affect as many as 384,000 vehicles in the United States. The issue is already responsible for at least one accident. An article from The New York Times explained how a Florida man was seriously injured after the airbags in his vehicle failed to inflate upon impact.

It’s important that the NHTSA be made aware of Honda airbag failures. If the airbag warning light comes on in your vehicle, get the problem fixed as soon as possible and report the issue to the NHTSA.

The Nashville personal injury attorneys at Ponce Law are hopeful increased awareness of this serious safety issue can help prevent injuries.