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Elderly woman critically injured in Nashville bus accident

An elderly woman in Nashville is in critical condition after a bus struck her while she was crossing the street, an article of WKRN reported on October 28.

Reports said that around 6:40 a.m. a pedestrian accident involving an MTA bus occurred at 400 Charlotte Avenue in the vicinity of the Music City Central terminal. A pedestrian, identified as Vicki Pillow, 64, was reportedly struck by a bus where she was crossing the street. The pedestrian accident occurred after Pillow attempted to cross the road while the stop traffic signal was on and the bus she came from had a green traffic light, police said. People who saw the incident estimated that Pillow was dragged by the bus as long as 50 yards. Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

In the tough situation that you or a loved one is critically injured in an accident, working with a qualified legal team is an important way for you to obtain the compensations you need for expensive hospital treatments. Discuss your situation with the legal team of Pohl & Berk in Nashville today by calling (615) 277-2765 to learn more about your legal options.

Actor uninjured in apparent hit and run crash

Actor Ryan Reynolds was unhurt after he recently got involved in a hit and run accident in Vancouver, Canada, Tewkesbury Admag reported on April 13.

According to reports, the 38-year-old Canadian actor was inside a parking area beneath a hotel when he was apparently struck by a vehicle. Reynolds’ publicist identified as Leslie Sloane claimed that the actor was walking when he was struck by a vehicle operated by a press photographer. Sloane further stated that the photographer fled the scene and that the actor was not injured. Brian Montague of the Vancouver Police stated that there was no additional information available after the incident.

Fortunately in this case, no one was injured by the negligent driver. Oftentimes, however, pedestrians experience serious injuries when they are hit by vehicles. If you have experienced this in Nashville, our legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you pursue financial compensation from those responsible. Call our offices at 615-277-2765 today to begin taking action.

Man fatally struck by two vehicles in Blount County

A male pedestrian died on December 1 after he was struck by two vehicles on a highway in Blount County, an article on wate.com reported.

Reports coming from the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated that the fatal accident happened northbound on U.S. 321 in Friendsville. The pedestrian, identified as 33-year-old Virgil Jones, reportedly was walking in the road when he was struck by the two vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities later identified the two drivers as Barbara Cook and Garrison Lee Love.

The Nashville lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP send their deepest remorse to the family and friends who are devastated by the sudden loss of their loved one.

Pedestrian hospitalized in Nashville accident

A pedestrian recently suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Nashville, an article by NewsChannel 5 reported on July 2.

Reports coming from the Metropolitan Nashville Police stated the incident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on July 1 at the corner of Timmons Street and Nolensville Road. A pedestrian, whose details were withheld, was reportedly struck by a vehicle and was brought to Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital while suffering from critical injuries. The vehicle driver, whose name was also withheld, told authorities he failed to notice the pedestrian. Although police were fairly certain that alcohol or drugs were not involved, investigation of the accident continues in order to determine whether anyone was at fault.

In Nashville alone, many people are injured in pedestrian accidents every year. If you have experienced this, our attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may work for you to get the compensation you need. Speak with us today by calling 615-277-2765, and learn more about your legal options.

Nashville roads unsafe for pedestrians

Nashville was recently revealed by a study to be one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, an article by the Tennessean stated on May 22.

In the 51 locations they studied, pedestrian and metro design advocacy group Smart Growth America stated that Nashville placed 15th in amount of pedestrian accidents. At least 210 pedestrian deaths were recorded in Nashville between 2003 and 2012. Leslie Meehan of Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization said that the city has delayed constructing design changes to roads that would increase pedestrian safety. Meehan stressed the need for road improvements due to the growing popularity of biking and walking around the metro.

Unfortunately, pedestrians who were struck by vehicles on the road often sustain serious injuries that result in expensive medical treatment. If you experience this in Nashville, the lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may help you hold negligent parties liable for your injuries, and you may be entitled to receive the financial aid you need for treatment. Tell us your story today at (615) 277-2765, and learn how we may help you.

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