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TDOT to improve Sumner County intersection after fatal crash

Transportation authorities in Tennessee are planning to improve a dangerous intersection in Sumner County after a fatal accident that took the lives of two teens, an article on News 2 reported March 30.

Reports said the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will improve Old Highway 109 and Scotty Parker Road by adding a barrier wall at the center median. The move reportedly will change the traffic pattern at the intersection by preventing motorists from making right turns. The road improvement was planned after teenagers Austin Osborne and Kayla Perdue were killed in an accident on November 3 of last year. The two teens were among the four occupants of an SUV that was struck by a semi truck at the intersection. SUV driver Justin Lemmonds, Jr. and Caitlyn Taylor also sustained serious injuries in the crash. The road construction will include placing additional traffic signs in the area and is slated to begin on April 1.

Families who lose their loved ones in fatal accidents often struggle emotionally, physically, and financially. However, if you have experienced this, compensation may be awarded to you if negligent parties are liable for your loss. Learn more about your legal options from the Nashville legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765.


U.S. athlete Torrin Lawrence killed in accident

U.S. athlete Torrin Lawrence was killed in a late-night vehicular accident as he traveled through Georgia, a New York Times article reported on July 28.

According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, the incident happened on Interstate 75 just after 1:00 a.m. Lawrence, 25, was on his way home to Jacksonville, Florida when one of his tires popped. Lawrence apparently exited his vehicle to make a phone call when a huge truck appeared and struck his vehicle. Lawrence was fatally struck by his own vehicle after the collision. Lawrence was a 400-meter runner, often in relays, for Team USA. Just this month, Lawrence clocked his personal best outdoor time for the 400 meters at a meet in Belgium.

The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, are deeply sorry this incident occurred. Our legal team extends its sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.


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