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Man Killed After Striking Utility Pole in Nashville Car Accident

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According to WTVF-TV, a 51-year-old man was killed in a car accident in Davidson County on December 14.

WTVF reported that Sammie Kinnard died in the crash, which occurred around 9:45 p.m. Kinnard was reportedly travelling west on Trinity Lane in a Cadillac Seville, when for unknown reasons, his car left the roadway and hit a utility pole.

Kinnard was ejected from the vehicle. The Metro Nashville Police Department said he died at the scene of the crash. The department said an investigation is ongoing and that it believes speeding may have been a contributing factor.

There was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement, according to WTVF.


As we reported last week, speeding is a factor in approximately 31 percent of all fatal accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), costing society an average of $40 billion per year. According to the NHTSA, in 2011, there were 9,944 speed-related car accident fatalities nationally.

If you have been injured in a car accident or have lost a loved one, call us today at (615) 866-3938. We have obtained multi-million settlements and verdicts for victims of car accidents.

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