A wrong-way driver allegedly caused a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 24, according to WKRN. The wreck occurred when a westbound vehicle driven by a 39-year-old man allegedly collided with an eastbound car head-on at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. Both the driver and the passenger of the eastbound vehicle required extrication.
Three Transported to Hospital
These two individuals and the driver of the alleged wrong-way vehicle required transport to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Further information about specific injuries was not immediately available.
However, police arrested the alleged wrong-way motorist, and they transported him to Metro Jail. Authorities charged him with two counts of vehicular assault, driving after a license revocation and reckless driving. A judge set bond at $61,000.
Previous DUI Convictions
According to WKRN, the accused had two previous DUI convictions. Both convictions occurred in Wilson County. In the immediate aftermath of the crash, the interstate required closure for approximately 35 minutes as clean-up crews completed their work.
Although the investigation in this Nashville area accident is ongoing, victims of wrong-way drivers may seek redress in the state’s civil courts. As long as it is possible to reasonably assert that negligent conduct caused the accident, victims are able to seek compensation for various incurred losses related to unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
When you or a loved one is the victim of possibly negligent conduct on the area’s roadways, it is possible to discuss the matter with Nashville car accident attorneys focused on relevant areas of the law. To arrange for a free consultation, please contact us.