Sunday night seven people were sent to Vanderbilt Medical Center after a head-on collision at an intersection in North Nashville.
According to Metro Police officials, the accident took place at the intersection of Westchester and Devonshire Drives. Two adults and four children, in a Ford Explorer were injured, as well as the driver of the second vehicle, a Toyota Camry. All were transported to Vanderbilt.
Emergency crews had to remove at least 2 children from the wreckage with the jaws of life, said witnesses.
The accident is still under investigation.
Facts about Children and Vehicle Accidents
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages 3-14.
Child safety seats reduce the risk of deaths in vehicle accidents by over 70% for infants and almost 55% for toddlers.
If your child was injured in a car accident, contact Nashville personal injury lawyer Mitch Grissim and get the help you need. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s accident injuries, including medical bills, permanent or partial disability, special equipment, therapy and more.
As a Middle Tennessee child injury accident attorney, Mitch has helped families get the money they deserve for three decades. He knows the law and he always treats each client with respect, care and compassion.
Having a child injured in a vehicle accident is a traumatic experience. The attorneys and staff at Mitch Grissim & Associates understand that and will work with you during this difficult time. They can take the burden of legal matters off of your shoulders so you can concentrate on looking after your child.
The statistics from the NHTSA are frightening. If you have lost a child in a car accident, talk to Mitch about your options. You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party, such as a drunk driver or a faulty product manufacturer. No amount of money could possibly replace your child but your actions could help prevent other parents from suffering a similar loss.
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