Nashville, Tennessee, experienced numerous automobile accidents in the month of February. Some of the accidents caused minor injuries, while others resulted in the loss of people’s loved ones.
In order to raise awareness in our community about the seriousness of collisions on the roadways, our Nashville car accident attorneys have created a vehicle accident report. This report highlights some of the wrecks that occurred on the roads and intersections of Nashville. Our team strongly believes that our community should be informed of recent accidents to encourage drivers to implement safety at all times.
At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we believe individuals who are injured due to the negligent actions of another motorist deserve justice. Every auto accident case is unique, and results will depend on various factors. For example, the extent of your injuries and other costs will impact any compensation you may be entitled to receive. Since these cases often involve numerous details, it’s in your best interest to seek the legal advice of an experienced lawyer.
Accident on I-24 Near Joelton Killed 58-Year-Old Woman
On February 5, 2019, a chain reaction accident on I-24 shut down part of the highway for hours and caused major delays.
Elizabeth Reese, 58-years-old, was driving a 1997 Honda CRV when the accident occurred. According to police, Reese was near Joelton when she hit heavy traffic and failed to slow down. She rear-ended a 2008 Ford Edge, causing a chain reaction that involved a 2018 Toyota Camry and a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox.
Reese died at the scene and one person was taken to the hospital. The other drivers involved did not suffer any serious injuries.
Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide
A head-on accident on Nolensville Pike killed two people. According to police, Howard McLemore, 52-years-old, faces two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
McLemore was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro on Nolensville Pike in the wrong direction. He then hit a 2009 Honda Civic, killing the driver, Joaquin Bastidas, 25-years-old, and injuring Ibrahim Viera, 18-years-old, who was the passenger in the Civic.
Additionally, 49-year-old, Sandy Burns, a passenger in the Camaro, sustained injuries. A police officer believed that McLemore seemed impaired. McLemore was tested for alcohol and drugs.
Impaired Driver Charged With DUI After Accident
Paul Huxoll, 37-years-old, crashed his vehicle in North Nashville on February 1, 2019. The collision occurred around Clarksville Pike at Buena Vista Pike. Huxoll was found unconscious when police arrived.
According to an article by WKRN, “The man was rushed to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he admitted to taking narcotics and smoking marijuana prior to the crash.” Huxoll has been charged with driving under the influence.
Man Killed in Rollover Crash on I-840
Robert Wayne Guiher, 50-years-old, was driving a 1991 Dodge Ram 1500 when he crossed the median and hit a rock. The initial impact caused the car to roll several times, ejecting Guiher from his vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Trooper William Phillips was the investigating officer. According to the Daily News Journal, “His report said wearing a safety belt would likely have made a difference in the outcome of the crash.”
Contact Our Legal Team Today
If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a careless motorist, our Nashville car accident attorneys can assist you with your legal claim. We know the legal system is often complex and time-consuming. For this reason, seeking an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer will be to your advantage.
While we have years of experience helping innocent victims receive the compensation they are rightfully owed, our team will need to review your case to determine your legal options. If you have the grounds to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for injuries and any property damage, we can help you with your claim.
Compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs. Keep in mind that these cases are time-sensitive. If you wait to file a claim, you may miss your opportunity to receive any compensation you may be entitled to. Call our law firm today at (615) 255-9999, or fill out our free consultation form.