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Crash alert: Pedestrian struck and killed by pickup truck on Lebanon Pike

by Ponce Law | November 20th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Metro Nashville Police tweeted that they were on the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened at 1901 Lebanon Pike shortly before 3:45 p.m. A pedestrian who was picking up traffic cones near a construction project was struck and killed by a pickup truck, police said.

The inbound lanes of Lebanon Pike were shut down, and traffic was being diverted onto Briley Parkway.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to 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. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

Crash alert: Calls for added safety measures in Nashville amid record year for pedestrian deaths

by Ponce Law | November 17th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Safety advocates are calling for added measures to protect pedestrians in Nashville after deaths have risen to a record high this year, News Channel 5 reports.

The advocacy group Walk Bike Nashville says 34 pedestrians have already been killed in Nashville in 2020 compared to 30 in all of 2019, the previous record high. Among the most recent cases involved a man killed while crossing the intersection at Old Hickory Boulevard, which the group has called one of the city’s most dangerous streets.

Lindsey Ganson of Walk Bike Nashville told News Channel 5 the group favors a number of added steps to enhance pedestrian safety, including adding crosswalks and narrowing traffic lanes to encourage motorists to drive more slowly. “These deaths really are preventable, we can stop people from being killed while walking,” Ganson was quoted as saying.

She added that certain streets have been especially dangerous for pedestrians recently, including Charlotte Pike, Murfreesboro Road, Gallatin Pike and Nolensville Road.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to 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. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

Crash alert: Police identify woman fatally struck by train in Antioch

by Ponce Law | November 16th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A woman who was fatally struck by a train in Antioch last week has been identified, according to the Tennessean.

This is an update to a previous story.

Metro police said the victim was 47-year-old Katherine Taflinger of Nashville.  According to police, she was hit by a CSX freight train on Wednesday afternoon while walking on tracks near Crossings Boulevard and Mt. View Road.  Investigators said she did not respond to the train’s horn, and the incident is believed to have been an accident.

No one else was injured.

If you have been the victim of an accident involving a train, the Nashville train accident lawyers at Ponce Law may be able to help you. We have years of experience getting compensation for people who suffered injuries through no fault of their own, and we want to help you get the money you deserve. Our expert legal team is available 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: Pedestrian struck and killed by truck in Hermitage

by Ponce Law | November 13th, 2020

HERMITAGE, TN – A pedestrian trying to cross a road in Hermitage Wednesday night was fatally struck by a truck, according to Fox 17 Nashville.

The incident happened in the 5000 block of Old Hickory Boulevard near Lebanon Pike at about 6 p.m. The victim, identified as 39-year-old Benjamin Wade of Mt. Juliet, was hit by a tanker truck and died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a Murfreesboro man, is not facing any charges. Investigators said he was driving under the speed limit at the time of the crash. Police say the area where it occurred is not illuminated by street lights.

Pedestrians are vulnerable to all kinds of vehicles on the roadways of Tennessee. If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are determined to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’ll help prepare a strong claim on your behalf, and we’ll push back on the big insurance companies. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Woman on tracks in Antioch struck and killed by train

by Ponce Law | November 12th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – An investigation is underway after a woman was struck and killed by a train in Antioch, WSMV reports.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at about 2:10 p.m. as the woman reportedly walked on tracks in the area of Crossings Boulevard and Mount View Road.  Officials said she was hit by a CSX freight train and died of her injuries. The victim’s identity was not released.  The crew on the train was not hurt.

CSX issued a statement expressing its sympathies over the fatal incident, and said it was supporting local law enforcement in the investigation.

There are many types of train accidents, and our Nashville train accident lawyers at Ponce Law have the experience and resources to build strong claims for anyone who was hurt by a train due to another person’s or party’s negligence. When you contact us, we’ll investigate the accident, work to determine who was at fault and do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: Suspect sought after woman fatally struck in Nashville parking lot

by Ponce Law | November 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are searching for the driver who ran over and killed a woman in Nashville early Monday morning.

WKRN reports the incident occurred at the Marathon Market on Jefferson Street at about 1:45 a.m. The woman was run over by a silver 2012-2014 model Hyundai Elantra as she was lying down in the store parking lot. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Ashley Rodgers, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police said the driver went to a nearby restaurant after the crash and then fled the area before officers arrived. Investigators are trying to determine whether there was any connection between the driver and the victim, and whether Rodgers may have been intentionally struck.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact authorities.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys have experience investigating the causes of pedestrian accidents, and we’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.  If you have been injured or lost a loved one, we will help you through the legal process and may be able to acquire damages for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 85-year-old pedestrian struck by vehicle in parking lot

by Ponce Law | November 5th, 2020

FAIRFIELD GLADE, TN – An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Wednesday. 1057 News reports the incident happened in the parking lot of Food City near Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

According to police, 85-year-old Frances Fuentes was hit by a vehicle driven by 59-year-old Michele L. Alfont of California. Investigators said it happened when Alfont was backing up as Fuentes was walking in between a parking isle.

Fuentes was knocked to the ground and hospitalized at Cumberland Medical Center. No information was released on her condition.

It marked the 8th time this year that a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle in the county, and police issued a reminder to drivers to be extra cautious when traveling in congested parking lots.

Despite laws that protect pedestrians’ right of way in intersections and driveways, a variety of collisions are caused by negligent motorists. Our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys have experience investigating the causes of pedestrian accidents, and we’ll work hard to secure financial compensation if you have been injured in such an incident. We’re available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Driver of pickup sought in deadly Nashville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | November 3rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Nashville Friday night.

WKRN reports the 62-year-old victim was crossing Clarksville Pike near 26th Avenue North when he was hit by a pickup truck at about 10:20 p.m. Metro Police said he was struck after stopping along the center double lines to watch for outbound traffic.

The pedestrian, identified as 62-year-old Ronald T. Harvey, died from his injuries. Police are now trying to track down the vehicle that was involved. Investigators believe it was a silver Dodge Ram 1500 pickup that is missing or has a severely damaged headlight assembly on the driver’s side.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact Metro Police.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence and recklessness of a hit-and-run driver, 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: Hit-and-run crash injures pedestrian in downtown Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 27th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are trying to track down the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian in Nashville Monday morning, WKRN reports.

The victim, a woman who has not been publicly identified, was in the area of Church Street and 4th Avenue North when she was struck at about 5:45 a.m.

The vehicle involved fled the scene of the accident, according to Metro Police. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but the extent of her injuries was not immediately clear.

Church Street was closed for the police investigation.

When you have been injured by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, your injuries may be serious and require a long recovery period.  When your injuries are due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. Our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will work hard on your behalf and fight for the compensation you’re owed. We’re available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Pedestrian fatally struck by pickup truck on Bell Road

by Ponce Law | October 20th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man walking on a street in Nashville was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck early Monday morning, according to WKRN.

The incident happened in the 1100 block of Bell Road in Antioch at about 5:45 a.m. Police say the victim, 44-year-old Lynn Anderson of Murfreesboro Pike, was struck by the pickup while he was crossing the road.  He was outside of a crosswalk at the time.

Anderson was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

There were no signs of drug or alcohol use by the driver, according to Metro Police. The driver said he did not see Anderson before the accident occurred.

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.