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What Should I Do If I Encounter a Vehicle Accident?

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If you ever witness a vehicle accident while you are driving, you need to remain calm and contact emergency officials as quickly as possible.

While you are doing this, you need to make sure that you are giving operators a clear description of what has occurred, including the location of the accident, and make and model of the vehicles involved.

Additionally, if you decide to assist the victims of an accident, you need to make sure that you pull your vehicle over to the side of the road in a safe place, leaving room for emergency vehicles and first responders.

When checking on victims, do no move them unless it is required. Your help may further injure them if they are suffering from injuries that require them to remain seated.

Tragically, on November 14, a Good Samaritan in Nashville who stopped at the scene of a car crash died after he accidentally stepped over a bridge railing and fell into a river.

According to Reuters, the victim, Mark A. Ferguson, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, apparently thought there was land on the other side of the bridge when he stepped over the railing and fell into the Stones River. Nashville police said he was able to swim to the bank of the river, but he later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Ferguson was driving with three other people on Interstate 40 when they came upon a car that crashed into a retaining wall and was blocking the interstate. The men reportedly could not find the driver of the vehicle, who allegedly fled the scene into a nearby set of woods.

The driver of the vehicle, Nathan Earl Albright, 36, was later found by police and showed signs of impairment. He was later charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take the breath/alcohol test.


If your loved one dies in an auto accident, you need to have the crash investigated.

This is especially true in drunk driving accidents. Call our Nashville car accident attorney today at (615) 866-3938 for a free consultation about a potential wrongful death lawsuit.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6


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