Police say that a motorist ran away from the scene of an early morning, single-vehicle accident in Nashville, leaving his injured passenger in the car.
Vehicle Crashes into Pole
At approximately 5 a.m. on Friday, July 24, an officer attempted to pull a Ford Mustang over. The motorist allegedly sped away, and police did not engage in a pursuit. According to reports, the Mustang then crossed the Jefferson Bridge and struck a pole at Fifth Avenue North.
Injured Woman Still in Car
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman sitting in the passenger seat. She had non-life-threatening injuries, according to WSMV news. Emergency personnel transported her to an area hospital, according to WSMV.
Officers Find Man Hiding
Meanwhile, the male driver allegedly ran away from the accident scene. Police found him hiding near Sounds Stadium in a construction area. Authorities determined that he suffered an ankle injury during the incident, so personnel took him to an area hospital.
Police determined that he was driving with a suspended license. Charges are pending.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is only in its earliest stages, Tennessee state law allows those injured due to the negligent conduct of others to pursue compensation for certain losses like unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and possible lost wages.
If you or a loved one suffers an injury in a traffic accident, there is an opportunity to speak with Nashville car accident attorneys about the incident. Our firm provides this consultation to you without cost or obligation. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.