According to the Associated Press, one person was killed in a wrong-way car accident on Interstate 40 in Nashville on November 12.
The AP reported that the crash killed one person and critically injured another. According to reports, a black Kia SUV was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate and struck a Toyota van head-on, near mile marker 201, before the Charlotte Pike exit.
The driver of the Kia, Christie Lynn Martin, 35, died at the scene of the crash. James Deng, 50, the driver of the van, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition as of last week.
According to WTVF-TV, police are still investigating the accident, although alcohol, drugs or speed are not believe to have played a role in the crash.
I Need a Nashville Car Accident Attorney
While drugs or alcohol may have been ruled out as the cause of the accident, in most wrong-way accident cases, impairment is a contributing factor. When someone’s negligent actions injure you or kill a loved one, it is important for you to contact our Nashville vehicle accident lawyer, who understands what you are going through, and can give you the personal and heartfelt attention your case deserves.
Yahoo! reported recently that on average 360 people are killed each year in wrong-way collisions. The news service also reported that a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study of 1,566 wrong-way crashes from 2004 to 2009 found that drivers had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than twice the legal limit in 59 percent of crashes. The agency also found that drivers had a BAC of between .08 and .14 in 10 percent of wrong-way crashes.
Our car accident attorney has represented victims injured or wronged by negligence and collected million dollar verdicts and settlements. Call us today at (615) 690-2080. We can help determine if the accident was the result of carelessness, inattention or intoxication.
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