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!
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.