According to WTVF-TV, a truck driver was recently arrested after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal Nashville motorcycle accident that took place on October 5.
The news outlet reported that the accident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. on Nestor Street. The driver, Jose Oscar Gallardo-Lopez, was allegedly turning into a warehouse when his tractor-trailer collided with a motorcycle driven by a 25-year-old man from Old Clarksville Pike.
Police said after the accident, Gallardo-Lopez continued to drive to the rear of the parking lot and attempted to back into a space. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
Witnesses told police they saw Gallardo-Lopez attempting to fix the bumper on his truck after the accident. Officers said they found evidence in the truck that he may have been drinking and a blood sample was drawn. The accident remains under investigation.
HOLDING A HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER LIABLE FOR AN ACCIDENT
This story is a sad reminder that you should never leave the scene of an accident. You can face both criminal and civil consequences if you leave a crash resulting in the injuries or the death of someone else.
Hit-and-run accidents can occur when drivers lack insurance, have warrants out for their arrests or are under the influence of alcohol. Thankfully, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has a unit that specializes in investigating hit-and-run accidents in Davidson County.
If you are ever involved in a hit-and-run accident and a driver is later apprehended, make sure you talk to our Nashville injury attorney about your legal rights.
Our Nashville lawyer represents victims from all over Tennessee. Talk to him about your hit-and-run accident today.
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