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Driver arrested, metro officer hospitalized following downtown crash involving police car

by Ponce Law | December 15th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a metro officer’s vehicle was t-boned in downtown Nashville Tuesday morning, leaving the officer hospitalized and leading to the other driver’s arrest, reports WSMV.

Police responded to the incident at 2nd Avenue South near the westbound ramp of I-40 around 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to authorities, officer Jacob Ross was responding to the scene of a separate crash on I-40 and had activated the blue lights of the police car, when it was t-boned on the passenger side. The police car then spun into an electric pole near the roadway. 

Authorities say the colliding vehicle was traveling northbound on 2nd Avenue South and was passing through a yellow light when the accident occurred. The driver,  21-year-old Edgar Moran Paau of Murfreesboro, was arrested for driving without a license and no proof of insurance. 

Metro Officer Jacob Ross reportedly sustained serious injuries but is in stable condition and recovering at the hospital. Paau and the passenger in his vehicle did not suffer injuries in the accident.

At this time, the crash is still under investigation. We will update this blog if more information becomes available. 

If you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, the experienced Nashville car accident attorneys can help you pursue money for medical bills and lost wages. With over 20 years of experience helping injury victims in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, we will listen, show you respect, and be with you every step of the way on the road to recovery. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Teens in stolen car crash into median on I-40 in Nashville

by Ponce Law | November 13th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a stolen car with three teenagers inside crashed in downtown Nashville early Friday morning, according to WKRN.

Metro police said the car had been stolen from a gas station in North Nashville.  A 17-year-old who was behind the wheel lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a median on Interstate 40 west near the Broadway exit at about 4:20 a.m.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and all three teens were hospitalized. Their injuries were not regarded as life-threatening.

The wreck affected traffic in Nashville, where drivers were diverted on I-40 from the South Loop onto I-65 south.  Crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation were repairing damage to the highway median caused by the crash.

When you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, you deserve to be reimbursed for the expenses you have incurred. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law will be by your side throughout the legal process and help you obtain money for injury-related costs, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: 1 person critically injured in crash on Buena Vista Pike

by Ponce Law | November 11th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A motor vehicle accident in northwest Nashville Monday night left one person critically injured, according to WSMV.

The single-vehicle crash happened in the 2100 block of Buena Vista Pike in the city’s Bordeaux neighborhood, and was reported at about 9:45 p.m.

Police did not release any further details on the identity of the person who was injured. The circumstances that led to the crash were not yet known.

If you have been injured in a car accident and someone else is to blame, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket. The trusted Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law can help you pursue money for your injury-related expenses, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. See how we can help by calling us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Victim identified in wreck on I-65 in Nashville

by Ponce Law | November 5th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – One of the victims of a deadly crash on Interstate 65 in Nashville Friday night has been identified, according to WKRN.

This is an update to a previous story.

Authorities say the incident occurred on I-65 North near Exit 95 for Vietnam Veterans Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m. when a tractor-trailer collided with a car, and both vehicles caught fire.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the victims was identified as Tammy Warden. Her husband Halbert was critically injured in the crash. Their family has set up a GoFundMe account on their behalf to raise money for their funeral expenses.

Traffic fatalities continue to be on the rise this year on the roads and highways of Tennessee. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a crash, you need a legal advocate right away. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law are ready to help you get the money you’re owed, so call today. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Driver charged in Nashville crash that left woman critically hurt

by Ponce Law | October 30th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A young man was arrested and charged in connection with an accident in Nashville that left another driver critically injured, WKRN reports.

Police said 19-year-old Yehiys Nigatu was driving on Murfreesboro Pike near Edge O’ Lake Drive at about 1 a.m. Saturday when he crossed over the center line and crashed into another vehicle head-on.

The driver of the other car, a woman, had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was listed in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Nigatu was also hospitalized.

Police said Nigatu admitted to drinking a quarter of a fifth of vodka before getting behind the wheel. He was charged with vehicular assault and taken to the Metro jail.

An accident can leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that was caused by another driver’s negligence. Our Nashville car accident lawyers will handle the investigation, paperwork, and legal deadlines in your case so you can focus on your recovery. You can call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Driver facing DUI charges following crash in Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A suspected drunk driver is facing charges following a crash in Nashville that caused injuries, according to WKRN.

Metro police said 28-year-old Esau Tennangueno-Cristobal was driving in the area of Blair Boulevard and 21st Avenue when he caused the accident Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m.

He attempted to flee the scene of the accident but was located nearby, police said.  Tennangueno-Cristobal failed field sobriety tests, failed a jail breath test, and showed other indications of alcohol use.

He is charged with driving under the influence.  Blood alcohol test results were still pending. Details of the injuries were not immediately released.

At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge to investigate accidents caused by DUI and hold drunk and impaired drivers responsible for their actions. You shouldn’t have to pay because of someone else’s negligence. To learn more about how we can help if you have been involved in an accident, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: SUV driver arrested after pedestrian struck in Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 14th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police arrested the driver of an SUV after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured in Nashville Sunday night.

According to WSMV, authorities said 25-year-old Karson Tamas was behind the wheel of a Toyota RAV4 when she hit a man in the 1800 block of Division Street at about 8:45 p.m.

The victim, 29-year-old Brandon Mohle of Tacoma, Washington, was trying to cross the street when he was struck, police said. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Tamas, of Nashville, is charged with felony vehicular assault.

Police said Tamas showed signs of alcohol impairment, and a sample of her blood was taken to be analyzed for drug and alcohol content. She was released on a $10,000 bond.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you acquire damages for past and future medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages while unable to work during recovery, and pain and suffering.  Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

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.