Tennessee Car Accidents

Man wanted for crimes in TN arrested after high-speed chase in VA

by Ponce Law | December 7th, 2020

ABINGDON, VA – A man wanted in Tennessee for a number of motor vehicle and drug-related charges was arrested in Abingdon, VA on Sunday night, after leading police on a high-speed chase, according to the Bristol Herald Courier.

Officials say 32-year-old Adams, TN resident Matthew Lucas Jones was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase that damaged multiple vehicles in Abingdon. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was wanted for evading arrest, possession of Schedule I narcotics with intent to sell, vehicle theft, and motor vehicle risk of injury, in Tennessee. After his arrest in Virginia, he was additionally charged with felony elude, reckless driving, attempted capital murder of two law enforcement officers, possession of Schedule I narcotics, and being a fugitive of justice. 

Sheriff Blake Andis said the chase began when the suspect was pulled over for driving over 90 mph on I-81 south near mile marker 23. The suspect— who was driving a white Toyota Highlander that was reported stolen from Nashville, Tennessee on Nov. 23—sped away as the officer approached the car. 

In the resulting chase, which reached a high speed of 93 mph, the Toyota drove through spike traps and collided with two semi trucks, two state police vehicles, and a civilian Jeep at various points. After abandoning the vehicle on Page Street in Abingdon, the suspect hid underneath a nearby porch for some time and then fled again on foot, extending the police pursuit for more than two hours.

If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our legal team is ready to investigate the accident and determine its cause to help you get maximum compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers fight for victims to be compensated for their accident-related expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: 5 killed when minivan hits back of semi-truck on I-24 east

by Ponce Law | December 1st, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Five people were killed in a collision involving a minivan and a semi-truck on Interstate 24 Monday morning, according to WLVT and the Associated Press.

Police said a Honda Odyssey went off I-24 east near mile marker 180 in Chattanooga shortly before 10:20 a.m. and crashed into the rear of the truck that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate.  The driver of the minivan and all four passengers inside died at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.  The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

A stretch of I-24 was shut down near the crash scene before reopening Monday afternoon.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fatal wreck.

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our legal team is ready to investigate the accident and determine its cause to help you get maximum compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers fight for victims to be compensated for their accident-related expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Police identify woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-640

by Ponce Law | November 25th, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN – Police have identified a woman killed in a wrong-way accident last weekend in Knoxville.

According to WATE, the victim was 52-year-old Deborah Hinkin. The crash happened Saturday on Interstate 640 West near Buffat Mill Road.

Police said Hinkin entered I-640 driving east in the westbound lanes and hit a vehicle, which then hit another vehicle.

Hinkin, a Knoxville resident, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.  Investigators are trying to determine why she was driving in the wrong direction.

Traffic fatalities continue to be on the rise this year on the roads and highways of Tennessee. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a car accident, it is important to have a legal advocate on your side right away. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law stand ready to help you get the money you’re owed following a crash, so call today. To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Driver killed, 2 passengers injured in Perry County car accident

by Ponce Law | November 24th, 2020

PERRY COUNTY, TN – A car accident in Perry County Sunday night left one person dead and two others injured, WKRN reported.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a man was driving west on Hurricane Creek Road southeast of Linden when he was unable to negotiate a curve at about 6 p.m.

When the driver overcorrected, the vehicle overturned and the driver was killed.  He was identified as 24-year-old William Hickerson of Hohenwald.  Two passengers, a 24-year-old and a juvenile, were injured in the crash. No details were released on the extent of their injuries.

The THP is trying to determine what caused the accident.

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Crash alert: Traffic tied up on I-24 following multi-vehicle wreck

by Ponce Law | November 18th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A crash involving multiple vehicles caused delays for drivers on Interstate 24 in the Clarksville area Tuesday night, according to Clarksville Now.

The accident happened on I-24 at mile marker 14 and was reported at about 6:15 p.m. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the wreck tied up eastbound traffic from Exit 11 to Exit 8.

By 8:15 p.m., traffic was mostly back to normal with some residual delays. There was no immediate information on whether anyone was injured in the crash.

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Crash alert: Woman hospitalized after rollover accident on I-75

by Ponce Law | November 13th, 2020

LOUDON COUNTY, TN – A woman was hospitalized after her vehicle was involved in a rollover crash in Loudon County late Thursday, according to 1057 News.

State troopers say 23-year-old Holly Sanchez was driving a Mercedes GLA north on Interstate 75 when she went off the roadway and struck a culvert in the median. The car rolled several times and Sanchez was injured.

Sanchez, of Knoxville, was flown by LifeStar to University of Tennessee Medical Center. No details were released on the severity of her injuries.  Authorities said she was restrained when the accident occurred.

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Crash alert: Driver seriously hurt when car slams into tree in Smith County

by Ponce Law | November 11th, 2020

SMITH COUNTY, TN – The Smith County Rescue Squad reported that it responded to the scene of a crash Tuesday morning that left a driver pinned inside their vehicle.

The squad’s Facebook page said that the person went off the road and crashed into a tree at 240 Cookeville Highway at about 9 a.m.

Rescuers were able to extricate the driver by removing the door and using a dash lift to remove him. He was seriously injured and was transported from the scene by paramedics.

If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our legal team is ready to investigate the accident and determine its cause to help you get maximum compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers fight for the rights of anyone who was hurt through no fault of their own. We make it our goal to help victims get maximum compensation for their accident-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Car slams into home after multi-vehicle accident in Murfreesboro

by Ponce Law | November 6th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A car crashed into a home as part of a multi-vehicle accident in Murfreesboro Thursday, according to WKRN.

The crash happened at the intersection of Clark Boulevard and Hodge Drive. Investigators said the driver of a Nissan Altima trying to turn onto Hodge collided with an SUV, causing it to flip.  A Nissan Maxima crashed into the Nissan, which then hit the side of a home.

The driver of that car was extricated and transported to a  hospital. The other drivers were not hurt and no other injuries were reported.

The incident affected traffic in the area, as the intersection of Clark Boulevard and Memorial Boulevard was shut down while one lane between Highland Avenue and Memorial Boulevard was also closed.

When you have been injured in a car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. At Ponce Law, we have worked diligently to help thousands of injury victims. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you get the results you deserve. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Pursuit of stolen car ends in multi-vehicle wreck on I-40

by Ponce Law | November 4th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A chase by state troopers Tuesday ended with a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County that left four people hospitalized, 1057 News reports.

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol were pursuing a stolen Ford Fusion driven by 20-year-old Brendon J. Prettyman of Sevierville.  Authorities say Prettyman was speeding when he drove onto the shoulder of I-40 east at the 309 mile marker and then attempted to go back into a travel lane.  A man driving a Kenworth flatbed tractor-trailer had to move over as a result, and collided with a Hyundai Elantra.

The truck and the Elantra went through a guardrail and slid down an embankment before hitting some trees.  The three drivers and a passenger in the Elantra were hospitalized at Cumberland Medical Center. No details were released on the extent of their injuries.

Charges against Prettyman are pending, the THP said.

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Crash alert: 13-year-old boy riding skateboard struck and killed by SUV

by Ponce Law | November 3rd, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A teenager riding a skateboard was struck and killed by an SUV in Rutherford County over the weekend, WSMV reports.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the victim, a 13-year-old boy, was on the 700 block of Powell’s Chapel Roat in Murfreesboro Saturday when he was hit by a Ford Expedition.

Family members identified the boy as Nathaniel “Nate” Elijah Isbell of LaVergne.  He was an eighth-grade student at Rock Springs Middle School in Smyrna.

The driver of the vehicle involved will not face any charges, troopers said.

The loss of a loved one in an accident caused by a motor vehicle can be an overwhelming situation for family members. For expert legal help during this difficult time, turn to the compassionate and experienced Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law. With over 20 years of experience helping injury victims in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, we will listen, show you respect, and be with you every step of the way. To set up a free consultation, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.