During a freak accident, an unidentified pedestrian was injured when a car crashed into a Clarksville gas station on July 4, setting off an explosion.
According to WZTV-TV, a car crash caused an explosion at the Exxon at 715 South Riverside Drive. WZTV reported that driver John Ward lost control of his car and crossed into oncoming traffic, then crashed into a gas pump. The pump exploded causing a fire.
A person walking through the parking lot at the time of the crash managed to avoid the impact, but was badly burned by the fire. Police told WZTV that the burn injuries were non-life threatening and that they are investigating the crash.
According to the Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System, there are more than 70,000 pedestrian accidents nationally each year, with about 5,000 deaths. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include speeding and/or reckless driving, alcohol impairment, disregarding traffic signals and medical emergencies.
Pedestrian accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries like paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and severe burns. If you lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, please contact us. We can help procure damages to compensate for your loss. Call (615) 690-2080 to schedule a free case review, or visit our site for more information on Nashville vehicle accidents.
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