According to WKRN-TV, two people were killed on October 25 in a head-on crash in Nashville, when a car crossed a centerline.
The station reports that the crash occurred at around 4 p.m. on the 8000 block of Poplar Creek Road. Police said that a Dodge Ram driven by a 45-year-old man crossed a yellow line and struck an SUV driven by a 19-year-old woman.
Both drivers died at the scene of the accident. Police said the man who crossed the centerline was not wearing a seatbelt. The female victim was wearing her seatbelt around her waist and not across her chest.
A man who was in the SUV driven by the female was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash, but said the man in the Ram failed to remain in his lane of travel.
WHY DO VEHICLES CROSS CENTERLINES?
As this case shows, crashes involving vehicles crossing centerlines can have devastating consequences, due to their violent nature. Often, these accidents are the result of driver error—contributing factors can include drunk or distracted driving. Additionally, medical emergencies or auto part failure can result in a car not maintaining its lane.
This is why if you are hurt or your loved one is killed in a Nashville head-on accident, you should talk to our injury attorney. He can investigate the crash and determine if negligence resulted in it occurring. You may be able to hold a reckless driver liable for his or her actions.
You should not have to suffer because another driver made a dangerous decision. Our Nashville injury attorney represents victims from all over Tennessee. Talk to him today—he offers compassionate counsel.
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