Articles Tagged with Nashville car accident lawyers

The Middle Tennessee area was hit with severe storms Sunday evening, causing intense rainfall and standing water on roadways throughout the area.

WKRN.com reports that heavy rainfall may have been to blame for an accident that involved an SUV flipping onto its roof in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the off-ramp near Charlotte Pike on Sunday afternoon.

The accident caused traffic to slow for more than one hour as emergency responders from the Metro Nashville Police Department and local fire departments worked to clear the scene.

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Drivers with Uber and Lyft say they expect to pick up and drop off plenty of passengers in Nashville this weekend due to things like the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bonnaroo, and CMA Fest.

WKRN.com reports that one driver quit her job to drive for Lyft in Nashville. She says that because parking downtown is so expensive, with some lots charging $80 for two hours, more people will rely on ride-sharing services to get to their destinations. She also said that she expects to complete around 30 fares.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation told reporters that traffic backups and congestion are expected throughout the area, including downtown, and that people who plan on participating the festivities should avoid driving if possible.

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On Monday, police arrested a 19-year-old male who was driving a vehicle that entered the westbound lanes of Interstate 440 traveling in the wrong direction and crashed into another vehicle, causing one person to suffer fatal injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just after 1:30 a.m. on the I-440 ramp connecting to the southbound lanes of Interstate 65. Metro Nashville Police say that the suspect was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes in his 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck just before it collided head-on with a 2004 Mazda Tribute that was entered the I-440 from I-65.

The 25-year-old driver of the Mazda Tribute was determined by emergency responders to have died on impact. The wrong-way driver exited his truck and toward nearby apartments on Franklin Road. The MNPD used a K-9 unit to track down the driver, and he was eventually located and arrested after turning himself in to authorities.

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An accident involving multiple vehicles claimed the life of one person last Monday night in Sumner County.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just before 8:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard between Bypass Road and Center Point Road in Hendersonville. News Channel 5 reports that one of the vehicles crossed the median near the exit for New Shackle Island Road and struck a cable post before colliding head-on with two other vehicles.

Emergency responders confirmed to reporters that one of the drivers was ejected from his or her vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Another driver was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

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Floods—particularly flash floods—are the number two weather hazard that residents in Middle Tennessee face just behind tornadoes.

Per a report by WKRN.com, flash floods are extremely dangerous for drivers as they combine the destructive power of water with speed and unpredictability. A meteorologist who works with the National Weather Service told reporters that flash flooding is a huge threat to drivers in Middle Tennessee.

She said that terrain plays a major factor in the severity of floods, as steep hills and mountains have fast runoffs, which can lead to fast rising water on roads. Unfortunately, some drivers find themselves in dangerous situations when they drive into floodwater, especially if they don’t know how deep it is.

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At least six vehicles were involved in three separate accidents in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 24 on Tuesday night in Nashville.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the first two accidents occurred at around 9 p.m. near the Rutherford County line in the westbound lanes and resulted in police closing all but one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes of the interstate as they worked to investigate the crashes and clear the scenes.

One of the accidents involved a vehicle flipping onto its side against the median.

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A bill proposing a ban on cell phone usage in school zones throughout the state recently passed in the Senate and is expected to pass in the House, but its co-sponsors already want a tougher bill that would be more widespread in its enforcement.

WKRN.com reports that the amended bill currently under consideration would ban anyone under 18 from using cell phones in active school zones and require adults 18 and older to use hands-free devices when using cell phones in those areas.

One of the bill’s co-sponsors said that his nieces have been involved in accidents due to cell phone usage, and that while some people may view the bill as taking away their freedoms, the ban could help save lives.

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One person was killed and two others seriously injured following a crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Davidson County on Saturday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit when the vehicle that a 79-year-old woman, her 54-year-old daughter, and her 24-year-old granddaughter were traveling in left the roadway and struck a rock wall.

The granddaughter was driving at the time of the crash, while her mother was sitting in the front passenger seat. Both suffered injuries, and the mother was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for her injuries. The granddaughter suffered minor injuries.

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A Middle Tennessee-based neurology doctor specializing in sleep medicine says that teens need more than one extra hour of sleep per night compared to adults, and statistics show that sleep-deprived teens are more likely to be involved in auto accidents compared to teens who get enough rest at night.

Per a report by WKRN.com, teens need between 8.5 and 9.25 hours of sleep per night, while adults need around 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Teens who are experiencing the effects of sleep deprivation have around a 33 percent increased risk of being involved in a crash, and teen and young adult males under the age of 25 have the highest risk of getting behind the wheel while sleepy, fatigued, or drowsy.

The neurology doctor also stated that drowsy driving among teens is a major public safety issue, and that studies have shown that driving while sleepy can have similar effects on the body and mind as driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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A vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle Sunday night in Dickson County, killing one person and seriously injuring two others.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the crashed happened at around 7 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Highway 49 near Wolfe Branch Road in Vanleer, Tennessee.

An investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old woman veered over into oncoming traffic and struck another car on its front passenger side. She was injured in the accident, but the severity of her injuries is unknown.

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