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Excessive speed a factor in fatal Nashville crash

Nashville authorities reported that speeding could be a factor in the recent single-vehicle accident that killed one teenager and seriously injured another, an article of The Tennessean reported on December 5.

According to reports, the vehicle occupied by Riath Al-Shawi, 18,  slammed into a brick mailbox on Hopedale Drive at approximately 9:00 at night on December 4. Al-Shawi was transported to a hospital but was pronounced dead the following day. The vehicle’s driver, identified as 21-year-old Zeyad Hussein, was listed in serious condition while being treated at a different hospital. Nashville Police spokesperson, Don Aaron, noted that speeding was a factor in the crash. Al-Shawi and Hussein were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, but intoxicants were not determined to be a factor.

The wrongful death attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP send their sincere condolences to the family and friends who were devastated by the untimely loss of their loved one.

Thousands of Tesla charging adapters recalled

A voluntary recall was issued on December 6 by automaker Tesla Motors Inc. to an estimated 7,000 adapters used for charging electric-powered vehicles in the US due risks of overheating, an article of Bloomberg reported.

According to reports, the recall was issued after Tesla was notified in November of two overheating charging adapter complaints. The adapters, which have plastic liable to melt, have four prongs that can also be used to charge vehicles using clothes-dryer outlets. Tesla said that only three of their charging adapters are being recalled and affected vehicle owners are in the US. Owners of the affected adapters should expect to get a product replacement after three months and have been advised to avoid using the recalled adapters.

Serious injuries and property damages are often the result when people unknowingly use potentially hazardous products. However, if you used a defective product that caused you harm, working with an experienced legal team is critical, especially if you want to recover your financial loss. Call the Nashville defective product legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP today at (615) 277-2765 to learn more about your options.

Nissan plant worker succumbed to injuries after workplace accident

An updated article of WKRN.com originally published on November 16 revealed that the worker who had suffered critical injuries in a recent accident at Nissan’s industrial facility in Smyrna, Tennessee was pronounced dead.

According to reports, the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was informed that a Nissan employee, Dennis Pinkston, succumbed to his injuries on November 16 after being involved in a workplace accident. Though details of the accident were not released, reports revealed that Pinkston works at Nissan’s vehicle assembly facility. Responders were able to airlift Pinkston to a hospital in Nashville and had been listed in critical condition. State authorities the following day went to 983 Nissan Drive to conduct an investigation regarding the incident. OSHA noted that Nissan followed the standard operating procedures in workplace accidents following Pinkston death.

The wrongful death attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, send their thoughts to the family and friends of Pinkston, including whoever might be grieving his untimely death.

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