Nashville fatal accident

Pedestrian struck and killed at Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Dr identified by police

by Ponce Law | December 14th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The pedestrian victim of a fatal accident last Friday at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Drive has been identified by Nashville metro police, reports WKRN.

Authorities say the victim, 55-year-old Kenneth Sisco, was in a crosswalk at the Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Dr intersection, when he was hit and killed by a vehicle traveling northbound on Nolensville Pike. Sisco was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was declared deceased.

The driver, 31-year-old Shannon Mullen, reportedly displayed signs of intoxication to officers including red eyes and impaired balance. Police also said the suspect smelled of alcohol and performed at a level indicative of impairment in field sobriety tasks. A sample of Mullen’s blood for drug and alcohol analysis was drawn at Nashville General Hospital.

Mullen was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and booked into Metro jail on Saturday. As of Monday, Mullen had posted a $50,000 bond and remained free.

This is a developing story. If more details become available, we will update this blog.

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Metro police investigate fatal incident on I-40

by Ponce Law | December 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are investigating after a driver was found dead on Interstate 40 near the exit ramp to Jefferson Street early Thursday morning, reports WKRN.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after 2:30 a.m. and closed the exit ramp to Jefferson Street.

Nashville Metro police say that two vehicles exited I-40 to Jefferson Street and pulled over after one driver noticed the other repeatedly drifting out of their lane. The first driver exited their vehicle to check on the second driver, and found him deceased at the wheel.

Metro police initially classified the death as a homicide and issued an alert. However, the death is now believed to have been caused by an earlier accident. News 2 reports that an appliance had fallen on the man Wednesday evening while he was moving it, causing a significant injury. The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation.

After clearing the scene, police opened the exit ramp to Jefferson Street at about 5:20 a.m.

This is a developing story. Should more information become available, we will update this blog.

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Pedestrian killed Monday may have been hit by multiple vehicles

by Ponce Law | December 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – More information was released about an accident that killed a pedestrian on Monday night.

We previously reported on this story on Dec. 1.  A witness called police around 9:30 p.m. to report a body on Central Pike near the I-40 on-ramp.

News 4 Nashville reported today that the witness claims to have seen two vehicles hit the victim’s body and then drive away.

Police also released information about what the victim was wearing in order to help identify the woman.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you could be entitled to compensation for expenses related to your injuries — including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. The knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law are ready to help you secure compensation. Call us at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation.