Pedestrian Accident Injury

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: 68-year-old pedestrian struck by SUV on Crossville street

by Ponce Law | September 30th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A pedestrian was hospitalized after she was struck by an SUV on a street in Crossville Monday, according to 1057 News.

68-year-old Carol Sybert was walking across Main Street in the vicinity of 4th Street when she was hit by a vehicle driven by 64-year-old Debra A. Duffy of Crossville. Police said Duffy was making a left turn on Main Street, did not initially see Sybert, and was unable to avoid hitting her.

Sybert, of Cameron, Missouri, sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, and was treated at Cumberland Medical Center. The incident marked the seventh time this year that a pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County.

When you’ve 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. 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.  To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

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!


4 Ways To Prevent A Nashville Pedestrian Accident This 4th of July

by Staff Blogger | July 2nd, 2014

With Nashville being one of the most populated metropolitan areas in the state of Tennessee, it comes as no surprise that many citizens choose to travel by foot. While this can be a healthy and economical choice, it can also put pedestrians at a serious risk of involvement in a collision with a motor vehicle. In fact, records show there are dozens injured as the result of a Nashville pedestrian accident each month.

Most recently, a person was hurt while crossing the street at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Timmons Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening. According to an article from New Channel 5, the accident was the result of a motorist failing to recognize the pedestrian in the street.

As many are preparing to celebrate the 4th of July holiday downtown this coming weekend, the Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law would like to remind motorists and pedestrians alike of the importance of awareness when traveling and are offering these tips to help keep everyone safe:

  • Look Twice– At roadway intersections, both motorists and pedestrians should remember to look in all directions multiple times before attempting to cross in order to ensure no one else is coming.
  • Obey Traffic Signals– Both cars and pedestrians should be reminded to follow the directions of signage and lights.
  • Eliminate Distractions– Both drivers and those who are walking should put their phones away to avoid accidents caused by simple distractions.
  • Limit Alcohol Consumption- While those who are driving should refrain from drinking at all due to safety concerns and laws prohibiting drinking and driving, pedestrians are put at a greater risk of accidental injury when alcohol is involved. So, please, drink responsibly.