Articles Tagged with Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers

Nashville’s Metro Traffic and Parking Commission voted unanimously to ban semi-trucks that weigh more than four tons from using 51st Avenue in the western part of the city.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the ban is due to major changes occurring on 51st Avenue that will transform it into a road that includes bike lanes, crosswalks, parking spaces, and a turning lane.

A Metro councilwoman told reporters that the goal for the road is to make the area feel more like a neighborhood.

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A 27-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking near Briley Parkway in Davidson County.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Friday evening near Elm Hill Pike and the Nashville airport.

A spokesperson with Metro Nashville Police told reporters that the victim had hailed a cab to Briley Parkway and exited it on Elm Hill Pike. The man then walked to Briley Parkway and began traveling north and facing southbound traffic.

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A vehicle struck three first responders in Hendersonville late Saturday evening, causing all three to suffer injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the responders were working at a crash scene at the intersection of New Shackle Island Road and Drakes Creek Road just before 8:30 p.m.

The previous crash involved two people who were injured while riding a motorcycle. While the emergency responders were attending to that accident scene, a passing vehicle drove into the path of the workers and struck a sheriff’s deputy, an EMS worker, and a firefighter before crashing into a parked ambulance.

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At least one person was injured after a vehicle crashed into a gym in Davidson County on Friday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at a gym located in the Richland Creek shopping center near White Bridge Road in West Nashville.

An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the crash occurred when the elderly driver of the vehicle accidentally hit the gas pedal while attempting to back out of a parking space, which caused her vehicle to accelerate into and through the building.

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Work Begins on Safety Improvements at Intersection of Bell and Mt. View Roads

After city leaders identified the intersection of Bell Road and Mt. View Road in Antioch as being a dangerous area that was the site of many auto accidents and pedestrian accidents, work began Tuesday to make it safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

Per a report by WKRN.com, improvements include a new left-hand turn lane on Mt. View Road and a modification to the median on Bell Road that will now accommodate a left turn.

In addition, the roadway will be safer for pedestrians due to the additions of things like pedestrian and traffic signals, as well as pedestrian ramps and new sidewalks and crosswalks.

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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries after Getting Hit by Car on Gallatin Pike

A man in his late 50s was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing Gallatin Pike North Saturday evening, causing him to suffer serious head injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at around 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of the street. Metro Nashville Police say that he was crossing outside of a crosswalk and using a walker to steady his balance. In addition to injuring the man, the impact of the collision smashed the vehicle’s windshield.

The victim was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries, and police haven’t indicated if the driver will face charges.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Reported in East Nashville

A 47-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in East Nashville Thursday evening, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

WKRN.com reports that the crash occurred just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of East Trinity Lane and Meridian Street. An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the man was struck while crossing the street outside of a designated crosswalk.

The man was struck by a 2005 Honda Accord that was traveling west on Trinity Lane.

Emergency responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda left the accident scene, then crashed into a brick mailbox and metal fence nearby. He was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center to receive treatment for his injuries.

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Pedestrians Face More Safety Risks in Nashville Compared to Other Cities

With areas like Broadway, Hillsboro Village, and 12 South, Nashville has no shortage of walkable neighborhoods and business districts with restaurants and bars. However, pedestrians who walk in those areas may be at a higher risk than pedestrians in other cities.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the Smart Growth America group conducted a study that found that between 2005 and 2014, 209 people were hit by cars and killed while traveling on foot in Nashville. That number makes Nashville the 37th most dangerous city for pedestrians out of 104 large cities that were analyzed by the group.

A spokesperson for Walk-Bike Nashville told reporters that she rides her bike to work every day and that one of the biggest concerns in the city is drivers traveling at or above 40 mph on the city’s major corridors, as well as areas in Gallatin, Nolensville, and around Murfreesboro Pike.

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$30 Million Allocated for Nashville Sidewalks to Improve Pedestrian Safety

18 pedestrians died in accidents with motor vehicles in 2015 in Nashville, and 13 of those fatalities occurred when pedestrians were outside of crosswalks.

To reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries, Metro Nashville recently budgeted $30 million toward improving sidewalks throughout the city.

WKRN.com reports that Mayor Megan Barry is prioritizing sidewalks in areas that connect children to their schools and residents to transit options, such as MTA bus stops. In addition, city council members are telling the public works department where sidewalks are needed the most.

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MNPD: Drivers Should Be More Careful, Pedestrians Should Use Crosswalks

With areas of the city like Five Points, The Gulch, Midtown, 12 South, and Broadway having high concentrations of pedestrians—not to mention large numbers of pedestrians walking to and from work and school throughout the city—Metro Nashville Police say that both drivers and pedestrians themselves need to be more careful to help prevent accidents.

Per a report by WKRN.com, 12 people have lost their lives while crossing Nashville streets in 2016 so far. None of them were using crosswalks when they were struck by vehicles. Officials with the MNPD say that the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries could increase in the coming months when it begins to get dark earlier in the evening and visibility decreases as drivers make their way home from work.

To make pedestrians safer, the MNPD urges all drivers to be more careful and aware of the presence of pedestrians, and for pedestrians to never cross the road unless they’re at a crosswalk.

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