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Downtown Nashville Pedestrian Accident Kills One

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According to WTVF-TV, a man was killed on February 27 when a car jumped a curb and struck the bench he was sitting on in downtown Nashville.

WTVF reported that the pedestrian accident  occurred just before 1:20 p.m., on Church Street, near 7th Avenue North. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department told WTVF that a driver in a Honda Accord was turning onto Church Street when a driver in a Toyota Camry, who allegedly ran a red light, struck the car.

The collision reportedly sent the Camry onto the sidewalk where it hit 56-year-old Philip Radican, who was sitting on a bench. Radican died at the scene of the crash. Police identified the driver of the Camry as 23-year-old Mina Refaat Garas Wahba, of South Nashville, according to WTVF. He was cited for driving without proof of insurance.

The District Attorney’s Office said it would review their crash investigation to determine if charges would be filed. WTVF reported that the crash occurred one block from where Hume-Fogg student Elena Zamora was struck and killed by a vehicle last year.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, there was one crash-related pedestrian injury every eight minutes and a pedestrian death every two hours. The reason pedestrian accidents can be particularly damaging is because pedestrians are exposed, unlike drivers and passengers who are protected by their vehicle.

Our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyer can help determine if a pedestrian accident was the result of driver negligence. We offer free consultations. Call us today at (615) 866-3938.

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” – Proverbs 18:10

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