Although wrong-way driving often leads to catastrophic wrecks on our area roads, a man who encountered such a situation while driving a rental car to Nashville International Airport fared far better. Police say that at about 5 a.m. on Friday, May 8, a wrong-way crash occurred on Stewart’s Ferry Pike, not far from the west entrance ramp to Interstate 40.
Eastbound Vehicle in Westbound Lanes
The man behind the wheel of the rental car told officers that an eastbound SUV struck his vehicle in the westbound lanes of I-40. Authorities surmise that the wrong-way motorist realized his mistake and turned around by using the exit at Old Hickory Boulevard. Fortunately, the victim of the hit-and-run, wrong-way driver was not injured. In fact, an officer dropped the man off at the airport that same morning, according to wsmv news.
Authorities Searching for Hit-and-run Motorist
In the aftermath of the incident, officers were on the lookout for a dark-colored SUV that they believe might have front-end damage.
Although the investigation into this accident is in its preliminary stages, wrong-way driving is typically considered negligent conduct under state law. When a person suffers injury or death due to the negligent conduct of another motorist, it is possible to seek compensation in Tennessee’s civil court system. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, we can arrange for you to speak with Nashville car accident attorneys focused on relevant areas of personal injury law. Our firm offers a complimentary consultation to discuss the matter. To learn more, please contact us.