Nashville Pedestrian Accident

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 recently while trying to cross Dickerson Pike.

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: 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.

Crash alert: Police seek public’s help in death of Clarksville pedestrian

by Ponce Law | July 20th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Police continue their investigation of a crash that killed a pedestrian in Clarksville and are seeing help from the public, according to a report by News Channel 5.

This is an update to a previous story.

77-year-old Lilburn L. Evitts was fatally struck earlier this month near Providence Boulevard and Plum Street. Police have released details about the vehicle involved in the incident, saying they are searching for a 4-door car with damage to the front headlight area on the passenger side.

It may have been a black or blue Chrysler 300, according to investigators.

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.

Crash alert: Police identify pedestrian killed in Clarksville

by Ponce Law | July 13th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Police are investigating the death of a 77-year-old pedestrian who was fatally struck in Clarksville last week. WSMV reports the victim has been identified as Lilburn L. Evitts of Clarksille.

This is an update to a previous story.

The incident happened late Thursday night near Providence Boulevard and Plum Street.  Police say they are searching for a 4-door car with damage to the front headlight area on the passenger side.

Authorities had released a photo of a person of interest wanted in connection with the case, but said that person has now been cleared and released after being interviewed on Friday night.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Clarksville 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.

Crash alert: Driver charged after pedestrian struck

by Ponce Law | July 1st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a driver is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck in Nashville Tuesday night, WKRN reported.

The accident was reported at about 10:45 p.m. in the area of Nolensville Pike and Allied Drive in South Nashville. The pedestrian was hit by 46-year-old Brian Sandidge as he was driving on Nolensville Pike, according to Metro Police.

The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

Sandidge was arrested on two charges and was released on bond.  Police say they learned that his driver’s license had been revoked, adding that he also admitted to not having insurance on his vehicle.

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.

Car Accident Leaves Nashville Pedestrian Seriously Injured

by Staff Blogger | November 30th, 2015

Collisions between motor vehicles and people are all too common in Middle Tennessee. Davidson County ranked second in the state for the number of pedestrian accidents in 2012, which accounted for 272 injuries and 17 fatalities.

A Nashville pedestrian accident earlier this week brings into perspective just how common these crashes are. The collision took place on Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. near the intersection of Gallatin Pike and Eastland Avenue in East Nashville.

According to reports from WKRN 2 News, a vehicle struck the victim as he was walking in the road. The victim was left with injuries that required first responders to transport him to a local hospital for further treatment. The driver involved was uninjured.

At Ponce Law, we’ve seen the devastating results a pedestrian accident can have. That’s why our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers suggests motorists and pedestrians keep these safety tips in mind while traveling:

  • Be visible– Make efforts to be seen after dusk and before dawn by using lights. Vehicle headlights should be turned on in low light conditions, and pedestrians should carry a flashlight during dark hours.
  • Look both ways– Not paying close enough attention to traffic is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents. Motorists and pedestrians should look twice in all directions before entering traffic.
  • Obey The Law– All traffic signals and signs should be followed at all times. Pedestrians should also remember to always use a crosswalk when crossing the street.

We hope these tips help you travel safe!