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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.