Nashville Pedestrian Accident

Crash alert: Hit-and-run driver sought after pedestrian struck on Dickerson Pike

by Ponce Law | November 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for the driver who struck a pedestrian in Nashville Friday night and then left the scene.

According to WSMV, 37-year-old Maurice Ferguson was hit by a car in the southbound lane of Dickerson Pike at about 9:30 p.m. Ferguson was standing outside of a crosswalk at the time, police said.

He was critically injured in the accident and transported to Skyline Medical Center. Investigators say the car involved in the incident fled the area. It was described as a 2006 to 2012 silver Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle was asked to contact Nashville Police.

When you have been injured in a pedestrian accident by a reckless driver who leaves the scene, you deserve financial compensation for the expenses you have incurred. 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: Police identify worker fatally struck by pickup on Lebanon Pike

by Ponce Law | November 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Metro Police have released additional details about a worker fatally struck by a vehicle in Nashville last week, WKRN reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Lawrence Bledsoe. He was picking up traffic cones on Lebanon Pike when the accident occurred in a construction zone Thursday at about 4:30 p.m.

According to investigators, Bledsoe was standing outside a stationary Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when it was hit by another pickup, sending the Silverado into a spin and causing it to hit Bledsoe. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the Silverado had a functioning arrow that was directing traffic to the left at the time.

The driver of the other pickup suffered minor injuries. He told police his view of the road was obstructed by the sun when the crash occurred.

Police said charges are pending, saying the driver was going too fast for the road conditions and failed to move over.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe on the roads of Tennessee, 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 stand ready to provide the legal help you need. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

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: 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: 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.