A two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 440 resulted in multiple injuries and loss of life. The accident occurred near Nolansville Pike at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, according to WKRN News.
Van and SUV Collide
Authorities say that a 22-year-old male motorist from Murfreesboro was westbound on I-440 in a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder when he says he encountered another westbound vehicle that suddenly came over into his lane. He states that this caused his vehicle to swerve to avoid a collision. The SUV then went across the grassy median and into eastbound traffic. There, it struck a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette head-on.
Seven Injured, One Killed
The 49-year-old Nashville man driving the van did not survive the crash. Six children between the ages of nine and 14 were in the van at the time. Emergency personnel transported all of them to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Emergency personnel took the driver of the Pathfinder to Skyline Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Metro police asked any witnesses to come forward with additional information about the crash.
Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roadways do have recourse in the civil court system. It is often possible to seek compensation for unpaid medical bills, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. When a person dies, it is often possible to pursue compensatory damages for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to review accident details with Nashville car accident lawyers. Our firm offers this consultation free of charge. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.