Last week, in our blog we discussed how wrong-way crashes are often the result of drunk or reckless drivers.
Sadly, on June 6, a passenger died due to a wrong-way accident in Joelton after a vehicle crashed into oncoming traffic. According to the Tennessean, the accident occurred when a 2013 Subaru crossed into the wrong lane and struck a 2004 Acura SUV at about 11:30 p.m., near the 6200 block of Clarksville Pike.
The newspaper reported that a female passenger in the Acura was killed, while the driver and his four children suffered injuries. One of the children, age 10 months, was listed in critical condition at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt following the crash. The other children, ages 2, 5, and 7, were listed in stable condition. The father of the children suffered serious injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
The driver of the Subaru, a 20-year-old male, suffered critical injuries. The crash remains under investigation, although police told the Tennessean that the driver of the Subaru may have been traveling at a high rate of speed and may have been passing other vehicles by crossing the centerline when the accident took place.
Charges are pending. Blood samples were taken at the scene of the accident to check for drugs and alcohol in Subaru driver’s system.
Holding Someone Responsible Following a Wrong-Way Accident
It is sad that another person has died because of a wrong-way accident in the Nashville-area. Because these accidents are often the result of negligence and are preventable, if you have been injured or lost a loved one, you should speak to our Nashville car accident attorney about your legal rights.
You and your family should not have to suffer because a reckless driver caused a vehicle accident. Follow our blog and visit us on Facebook for more information about how our attorney helps Nashville-area car accident victims.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33