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3 injured, 1 arrested in Chattanooga accident

At least three people were injured and another was arrested in Chattanooga after a two-vehicle accident that authorities believed was caused by an intoxicated driver, an article of wdef.com reported on August 14.

According to reports, a vehicle containing three people on Hickory Valley Road was struck by a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Elder Lopez. Lopez, who police believe was speeding and intoxicated while driving, reportedly fled the crash scene and was later apprehended by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). The accident took place after Lopez failed to stop at a red traffic light and he was driving on the wrong side of the road. Aside from a DUI, charges of reckless endangerment and fleeing the scene of a car accident were filed against Lopez. The names of the injured persons were not released by authorities.

Car accidents are often catastrophic, especially if drunken drivers are involved. However, if a negligent driver in Nashville caused you harm, the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP may be able to work for you. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we may be able to help you obtain treatment funds from negligent parties.

Drunk driver crashes, kills passenger helping stranded motorist

The driver of a Chevy Impala is in the Shelby County Jail being held on $200,000 bond after he killed the 41 year-old female passenger inside a car who was helping a stranded motorist jump his vehicle. The fatal crash happened in the early morning hours of October 21 on Interstate 20 near Poplar.

According to the Commercial Appeal, the 25 year-old driver who hit the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. Authorities have charged him with DUI, public intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, and driving with an open container of alcohol.

The deceased was a Memphis mother of two. Her death has put Tennessee’s traffic fatalities at 825, which is a four percent increase compared to this time last year that had 791.

Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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