Tennessee pedestrian accident

Crash alert: Authorities report rise in fatal crashes in Tennessee

by Ponce Law | September 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are reporting a rise in the number of fatal crashes in Tennessee this year, according to WKRN.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the increase is occurring even though the volume of traffic on the roads has been reduced in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The THP said that while the total number of crashes is lower, those that happen are resulting in more deaths. So far this year 20 pedestrians have been killed in Davidson County alone.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association noted statistics showing the percentage of fatalities involving SUVs and pedestrians is up over 80% the past few years.

The GHSA said the speed of drivers and the size of vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs may be contributing factors in the increase in traffic fatalities.  The organization said improved infrastructure on the state’s roadways, including narrowing lanes and adding more crosswalks, could help save lives.

About half of the fatal crashes involving pedestrians across the country are believed to involve impairment on the part of either the driver or the pedestrian.

At Ponce Law, we are committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers will do everything they can to protect your best interests if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident. We are ready to take the burden off your shoulders and help you get the results you deserve. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Lake Tansi

by Ponce Law | August 24th, 2020

LAKE TANSI, TN – Authorities said a man was hurt when he was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Friday afternoon, 1057 News reported.

The incident on Natchez Trace in Lake Tansi was believed to have started with a domestic dispute, according to initial reports. The man was hit by a woman driving a Dodge Dart who fled the scene afterwards.  She was stopped by police a short time later in the area of Highway 70 East and Peavine Road, and was booked into the Cumberland County jail.

The man was reported to be bleeding but refused medical treatment.  The crash marked the fourth incident in the past month in Cumberland County involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have a legal right to compensation. At Ponce Law, 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, so that you can focus on getting better. 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: Pedestrian killed in Murfreesboro hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 17th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police say a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Murfreesboro Friday night.

According to WKRN, the accident happened at about 9:17 p.m. as the woman was attempting to cross Memorial Boulevard. She was struck by a southbound Nissan Maxima that then left the scene, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. She was identified as 73-year-old Elizabeth Jernigan.

Authorities say the 27-year-old man who drove the vehicle involved was stopped by police at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane soon after the incident.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Crossville

by Ponce Law | August 10th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A man was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured while walking in Crossville Saturday night, according to a report in the Crossville Chronicle.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of West Avenue and Fourth Street. The pedestrian, 46-year-old Shamus McMahon, was reportedly walking his dog near the intersection when he was struck by a Dodge Caravan driving south on West Avenue and traveling with the green light.

McMahon was transported to The University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.

The driver of the vehicle, 60-year-old Dale Adams Rice, was not hurt in the incident. Authorities say no charges have been filed.

At Ponce Law, we have more than 20 years of experience fighting on behalf of people injured in pedestrian accidents, and are ready to put that experience to work for you. We’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers will take the time to understand your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

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.

Crash alert: Pedestrian fatally struck in Nashville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian was fatally struck in Nashville Monday night, according to a report in the Tennessean.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. in the area of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Monroe Street in the Germantown section.

The victim, 51-year-old Aaron Wilkerson, was spotted on the ground by another motorist and was pronounced dead later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene but no description was immediately released. Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville police.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to protect those rights. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers can 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. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Man charged in fatal Clarksville hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | July 21st, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A man is facing charges in connection with an accident that killed a city employee in Clarksville last year, according to a report by News Channel 5.

On September 3, 2019, 34-year-old Jeffrey Prosecky was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer in the vicinity of Riverside Drive and College Street. Prosecky, a Street Department worker who was on-duty at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the vehicle involved was being driven by 63-year-old Jeffrey Dunn, and that Dunn did not stop following the accident.   Dunn has now been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges of criminally negligent homicide.  He was released from jail on a $25,000 bond.

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 pedestrian 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.

Crash alert: Police seek public’s help in death of Clarksville pedestrian

by Ponce Law | July 20th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Police continue their investigation of a crash that killed a pedestrian in Clarksville and are seeing help from the public, according to a report by News Channel 5.

This is an update to a previous story.

77-year-old Lilburn L. Evitts was fatally struck earlier this month near Providence Boulevard and Plum Street. Police have released details about the vehicle involved in the incident, saying they are searching for a 4-door car with damage to the front headlight area on the passenger side.

It may have been a black or blue Chrysler 300, according to investigators.

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 pedestrian 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.

Crash alert: Woman fatally struck by USPS truck in Nashville

by Ponce Law | July 16th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a United States Postal Service truck while walking in South Nashville early Thursday, according to a report by WKRN.

The victim has been identified by police as 35-year-old Joey Deliefde. The accident happened at about 1:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Harding Place and Antioch Place. A witness said Deliefde was hit after she walked into a lane of Harding Place to flag down a vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The roadway was reopened to traffic by 5 a.m. after being shut down following 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 pedestrian 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.

Crash alert: Police identify pedestrian struck in Lake Tansi

by Ponce Law | July 16th, 2020

LAKE TANSI, TN – Authorities identified the pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Lake Tansi Tuesday and have released new details about the incident, 1057 News reported.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said 60-year-old Alice I. Brown was walking in the vicinity of Natchez Trace and Moccasin Lane when she was hit by a Chevy Silverado driven by 39-year-old William Markus Lewis of Crossville. Brown was thrown into a ditch and seriously injured. She was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Lewis told police he was looking down at the time of the accident and did not see Brown walking on the road.

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 pedestrian 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.