According to WKRN-TV, a man was killed on August 19 in a head-on collision in Nashville on Interstate 440, near Interstate 65.
The station reported that the crash occurred on the eastbound lanes of the interstate, near Nolensville Pike at around 4 p.m. According to an initial investigation, the 22-year-old driver of a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder struck a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette van head-on, resulting in the death of its 49-year-old driver.
According to reports, there were six children in the van, in addition to the driver. Several of them were transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for injury treatment.
The driver of the Pathfinder, who was also injured, reportedly told investigators that he was traveling westbound when another vehicle came into his lane, causing him to swerve to avoid being hit. He reportedly crossed over a grassy median, entering eastbound traffic, before colliding with the van.
As of last week, the accident remained under investigation and charges were pending. Officials said they were hoping witnesses to the crash would step forward and contact the Metro police’s traffic department.
Head-On Crashes are Often Devastating
As we noted in this blog post last fall, head-on accidents do not happen frequently, but when they do occur, they are often some of the most violent forms of car wrecks.
In many cases, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, medical emergencies and auto part failure cause head-on collisions. This is why it is important to speak to our Nashville car accident attorney if you have been injured or if your loved one has been killed in a head-on collision. You may be able to hold the negligent driver liable.
Our Nashville car wreck attorney can help you file a personal injury lawsuit, which can be used to help you pay for healthcare costs, as well as pain and suffering. Call us at (615) 690-2080 for a free consultation if you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence.
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