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Crash alert: Record number of pedestrian deaths in Nashville in 2020

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Statistics indicate a grim milestone for Nashville and the rest of Tennessee, with a record number of pedestrian deaths reported in 2020.

According to a report by WSMV, 102 pedestrians have been killed statewide as of last week and 25 have died while walking in Nashville. The most recent case involved a 60-year-old man who was struck while trying to cross Dickerson Pike. Those numbers represent the most pedestrian deaths in Nashville for this time of the year, and the most in Tennessee overall, even with three months left in the year.

The executive director of Walk Bike Nashville told WSMV the increase in fatalities can be attributed to poor lighting on streets, a lack of crosswalks and speeding motorists.

She called for improved lighting at crosswalks, and said the city’s public works department should implement a formal pedestrian safety program.

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: Lawsuit filed over crash that killed Nashville pedestrian

by Ponce Law | September 21st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A lawsuit has been filed in connection with a crash that killed a young man walking on a street in south Nashville last year, WSMV reports.

The fatal incident occurred at about 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2019 on Hamilton Church Road. 19-year-old Dwayne Sims of Antioch was walking when he was fatally struck by a Nissan Altima.

The lawsuit was filed against Nashville Electric Service and claims that streetlights were not functioning at the time of the accident. The driver of the car that hit Sims was also named in the suit.

In response, Nashville Electric Service says it did not receive a report of a streetlight outage for that location near the time of the crash and said it is sympathetic to what occurred, but would not comment further.

When you’ve been injured by a negligent motorist as a pedestrian, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys have experience investigating the causes of pedestrian accidents and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.   Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Crash alert: Search on for hit-and-run driver following death of pedestrian in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 17th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WKRN, a search is underway for the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run accident in west Nashville.

Police were called to the area of Charlotte Avenue and Lellyett Street at about 9 p.m. Monday night, where a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

The victim, identified as 67-year-old David Haskins of Foundry Drive, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It is not yet clear whether Haskins was walking on Charlotte Pike or trying to cross the roadway when he was hit.

Police say the driver involved left the scene. Evidence gathered by investigators indicated the vehicle may have been a white 2005-2010 Toyota Scion tC. Anyone with information on the incident was urged to contact Metro Nashville police.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck and killed by motorcycle in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 7th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A pedestrian walking in Nashville Friday night was struck and killed by a motorcycle, the Tennessean reports.

The incident happened on Myatt Drive, where police say a man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound struck the pedestrian at the crosswalk.

The victim, identified as Randy Shatto Jr. of Nashville, was pronounced dead later at Skyline Medical Center.

The motorcycle rider, 64-year-old Richard Tipton of Nashville, suffered injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening. There were no signs that either man was impaired at the time of the accident, Metro Police said.

Pedestrian laws are meant to keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are 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.  We’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.  To learn more about what we can do to help, call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash Alert: Pedestrian killed after falling onto Dickerson Pike

by Ponce Law | September 1st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – An elderly pedestrian was struck and killed in East Nashville early this morning.

News 4 Nashville reports that Robert L. Woods, 73, was walking along Dickerson Pike when he tripped and fell into the roadway near its intersection with Queen Avenue. The driver of a Hyundai Elantra was unable to stop in time, and collided with the elderly pedestrian.

Emergency responders took Woods to Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with police, who said there were no signs of impairment.

Investigations are ongoing.

Pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating accidents involving motor vehicles — and if you or someone you love has suffered a pedestrian accident in the Nashville area, then we would like to talk to you. The experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys of Ponce Law are committed to getting our clients the financial compensation they deserve. Contact us today by calling (844) 204-6765.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Lake Tansi

by Ponce Law | August 24th, 2020

LAKE TANSI, TN – Authorities said a man was hurt when he was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Friday afternoon, 1057 News reported.

The incident on Natchez Trace in Lake Tansi was believed to have started with a domestic dispute, according to initial reports. The man was hit by a woman driving a Dodge Dart who fled the scene afterwards.  She was stopped by police a short time later in the area of Highway 70 East and Peavine Road, and was booked into the Cumberland County jail.

The man was reported to be bleeding but refused medical treatment.  The crash marked the fourth incident in the past month in Cumberland County involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have a legal right to compensation. At Ponce Law, 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, so that you can focus on getting better. 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: Pedestrian killed in Murfreesboro hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 17th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police say a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Murfreesboro Friday night.

According to WKRN, the accident happened at about 9:17 p.m. as the woman was attempting to cross Memorial Boulevard. She was struck by a southbound Nissan Maxima that then left the scene, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. She was identified as 73-year-old Elizabeth Jernigan.

Authorities say the 27-year-old man who drove the vehicle involved was stopped by police at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane soon after the incident.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Driver surrenders after Nashville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A driver surrendered to authorities following a deadly hit-and-run outside of a hotel in Nashville Saturday night, according to a report in the Tennessean.

The victim was identified as 67-year-old Marilyn Zindel of Melbourne, Florida. Police said she had stepped out of a golf cart outside the Homewood Suites on Church Street just after 11 p.m. when she was struck by a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Zindel was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as police searched for the driver of the vehicle.

On Sunday afternoon, 24-year-old Troy Winters called authorities and admitted he was the driver, police said. He is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a collision involving death and failure to yield involving death.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, 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 Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian fatally struck in Nashville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian was fatally struck in Nashville Monday night, according to a report in the Tennessean.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. in the area of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Monroe Street in the Germantown section.

The victim, 51-year-old Aaron Wilkerson, was spotted on the ground by another motorist and was pronounced dead later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene but no description was immediately released. Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville police.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Man critically hurt after being hit by car in Nashville

by Ponce Law | July 31st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – First responders were called to an intersection in Nashville this week after a man was hit by a vehicle. WKRN reported the incident happened late Monday night at the corner of Murfreesboro Pike and East Thompson Lane.

Members of the Nashville police and fire departments responded to the scene, and the man was transported to the hospital. He was listed in critical condition.

The circumstances that led to the accident were not immediately clear. The driver involved stayed at the scene and was cooperative with officers, according to police.

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 pedestrian 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.