Traffic laws are there for a reason. They are there to keep order and there to save lives. As auto accident lawyers in Nashville, we know that not everyone follows these laws, and the consequences can be devastating. Take double yellow lines for example. These are no passing zones, because it’s been proven that passing there could lead to a serious accident.
That’s what happened in a deadly accident that occurred right here in Nashville on Clarksville Pike. Apparently an SUV was driving erratically and dangerously. As the accident report states, the vehicle was driving at “a high rate of speed, passing vehicles by crossing over the double yellow line.”
It was crossing over the double yellow lines that ultimately led to a terrible accident. When passing another vehicle he ended up directly in the path of an approaching car. The car wasn’t able to dodge the SUV and the two vehicles collided head-on.
In the violent collision, the passenger of the car was killed. The driver was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. There were also four children in the car at the time of the wreck, and all four were seriously injured despite being properly restrained.
The driver of the SUV didn’t escape injury either. He suffered from his own serious injuries and was also taken to Vanderbilt for treatment. Apparently there was evidence of alcohol in the SUV driver’s vehicle so his blood has been tested for intoxication. Charges are still pending, but hopefully this family will have a full recovery and will get the justice they deserve.
Contact Nashville Auto Accident Lawyers When You’ve Been Injured
Negligence changes and takes lives far too often in Middle Tennessee. The Nashville auto accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to fight for those people that have been injured by reckless and careless drivers.
You could be entitled to financial compensation, but you won’t know until you get a FREE review of your auto accident claim.