Within the month of December, Tennesseans have encountered multiple automobile accidents. Collisions occur more frequently than people realize and, in numerous cases, result in serious or even life-altering injuries to those involved. If you or someone you love has sustained property damage or injuries directly caused by the negligent actions of another driver, it is in your best interest to speak with one of our Tennessee car accident lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates today.
Car crashes are stressful enough, however, when you have our legal team on your side, you can trust that your case is in experienced hands. Read our vehicle accident report below that reviews some of the collisions that transpired throughout Middle Tennessee in December.
Concrete Hit Windshield, Killed Innocent Driver on Interstate 24
Joe C. Shelton Jr. was traveling to work on Interstate 24 when a concrete block descended through his windshield. The block hit Joe’s face, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department believe the concrete block was purposely thrown over the Shelby Avenue Bridge.
79-Year-Old Woman Dies in Crash With Log Truck
Essie Simmons, of Cheatham County, died in a crash with a log truck while pulling out of a private driveway, which led onto Highway 12.
The mishap happened around Neptune Road and West Cheatham Elementary School on Highway 12, according to News 4.
The Rider of a Bird Scooter Collides with BMW on Fifth Avenue and Commerce Street
Edward D. Weekes was riding a Bird electric scooter when he ran through a red light and “Don’t Walk” signal, causing him to crash into a BMW. According to an article in the Tennessean, “The BMW was traveling west on Commerce Street through the intersection with a green light and the scooter was traveling southbound on Fifth Avenue in the right-turn-only lane.”
The rider of the Bird scooter failed to comply with traffic laws when the light was red and the pedestrian signal flashed, “Don’t Walk.” Edward was treated for minor injuries.
The Driver of Gas Tanker Truck Killed in Fire
A single-vehicle car crash involving a gas tanker truck derailed and landed in the woods. The truck had recently delivered poly oil in Ashland City, however, it still contained some oil. The accident occurred in Rutherford County.
Both Patient and Medic Killed in I-40 Crash
A devastating accident occurred on I-40 East near Charlotte Pike in Nashville. According to Metro Police, the ambulance driver associated with West Tennessee Health Care and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital was driving on I-40 near Charlotte Avenue when the ambulance driver lost control while navigating a curve. The ambulance then struck a rock wall.
Nyema Jackson, 36-years-old, was the patient in the back of the vehicle along with medic Zachary Pruitt, also 36-years-old. Both Jackson and Pruitt died as a result of the accident. Deborah Schinctel, the 55-year-old driver, did not sustain any major injuries.
The ambulance was traveling to Vanderbilt University Medical Center when the accident occurred. Police believe speeding and weather conditions caused the ambulance to crash.
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At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we understand the challenges a victim faces when he or she is injured in an auto accident. Whether you’re in a motorcycle accident, regular size motor vehicle accident, or trucking accident, our team of Tennessee car accident lawyers can help. We know that insurance companies are determined to pay out as little compensation as possible. However, we will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
If you suffered property damage, injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one, you may be eligible to receive compensation to cover pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Every injury case is unique, which is why it’s in your best interest to seek legal advice.
We know you may have questions and concerns about your accident case. That is why it’s vital to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.