pedestrian accident

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.

Crash alert: Pedestrian killed by pickup truck on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck in an accident that shut down a highway in Cumberland County Wednesday night, according to 1057 News.

The incident happened on westbound Interstate 40 at the 327 mile marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Richard Dennis Dell Turner got out of his Ford super duty truck when it broke down on the roadway. The vehicle started to roll and was hit by an oncoming Ford F-250 pickup truck. Turner, a resident of Evansville, Indiana, was struck by his truck and killed.

Westbound lanes were closed for hours near the scene for the accident investigation.

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.

Pedestrian fatally struck by freight train in Smyrna

by Ponce Law | June 30th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Police are investigating after a man was fatally struck by a freight train on the tracks in Smyrna over the weekend, according to a report by WGNS.

First responders were dispatched to the scene at about 9:11 p.m. Saturday on the tracks near the intersection of Sam Ridley Parkway and North Lowry Street.

The victim had been hit by a northbound CSX freight train, railroad officials said.  No members of the train crew were hurt in the accident.

CSX police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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.

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Clarksville

by Ponce Law | June 29th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Clarksville Friday night, WHOP reported.

The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Clarksville police identified the victim as 20-year-old Demonte Jones.

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not yet been released.

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.

Pedestrian Accident Causes: Low Visibility

by Staff Blogger | December 28th, 2015

The National Highway Safety Administration reports that each year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. This high number of fatalities raises the question as to what contributing factor plays a role in so many pedestrian accidents occurring.

The Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers at Ponce Law explain that low visibility is a leading cause of vehicles striking those who are traveling by foot. Research shows that 72 percent of pedestrian accidents occur during non-daylight hours. Another four percent of these accidents happen at dawn or at dusk, when visibility can still be extremely low.

A recent pedestrian accident that happened on Murfreesboro Pike highlights the risks low visibility can pose to those who are walking on or near a street. Reports from The Tennessean say the 45-year-old victim was attempting to cross the roadway at approximately 5:30 a.m. when a Subaru Forester struck her. The driver of the vehicle stated she didn’t see the victim until the impact occurred. Investigators say the victim was also carrying an umbrella, which may have impeded her vision of oncoming traffic.

While our legal staff at Ponce Law would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family of the victim, our Nashville personal injury lawyers would also like to remind pedestrians and motorists alike that a few simple precautions can help you avoid being involved in a crash. The most important thing for all travelers to do is look to the right and left of the road as you approach any type of crosswalk or intersection. You can also help others to see you by utilizing lights when traveling in low visibility conditions.

Doctors Urge Drivers to Keep Safety a Priority This Summer

by Staff Blogger | June 17th, 2015

School’s out in Middle Tennessee, and kids and teenagers are out and about in the summer heat. What many residents of our area don’t realize is that this time of year is notorious for an increase in the number of children struck by motor vehicles. The Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law point out that this year is no different.

Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt explain that last summer, 31 kids were treated for motor vehicle accident injuries. Several children this year as well, which prompted their concern.

According to an article from WKRN 2 News, a majority of these accidents tend to occur when children run into the street or when unsuspecting motorists are backing out of a driveway.

To help prevent these accidents, never allow children to cross the street alone. Also, parents should also teach older children how to safely cross the street by making eye contact with drivers and waiting for vehicles to come to a complete stop before walking into a roadway.

At Ponce Law, we recognize the fact that accidents may still happen, even when safety is a priority. That’s why our attorneys would like to offer a few tips on what to do after an auto accident occurs.