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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.

Fatal Tennessee head-on collision caused by drunk driver

One person was recently killed and two others suffered injuries in a head-on collision in Tennessee caused by a drunken driver, News 2 reported on January 14.

The fatality was identified as Michael Campbell, a music artist from Kentucky. Campbell was driving northbound on Interstate 65 from a concert when his vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Delois Beasley, who was driving on the wrong lane. Beasley later admitted to authorities that she was heavily under the influence of alcohol; she also appeared confused and disoriented, believing that she was the one struck by a wrong-way driver. Beasley and a Campbell’s passenger, identified as Terry Anderson, were both injured in the collision.

The Nashville personal injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, are deeply saddened in the recent fatal accident and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

Motorcyclist killed by repeat DUI offender

An elderly man in Memphis, Tennessee recently died after he was struck by a vehicle driven by a DUI repeat offender, wmcactionnews5.com reported on September 11.

According to reports, Thomas Holloway on September 9 was heading home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle on Shelby Drive. The driver that caused the crash was identified as Christopher Franklin. He reportedly pulled in front of the motorcyclist as they were turning. Holloway suffered broken bones and bleeding on the brain. Franklin, whose license was revoked after his fourth DUI, was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without a license.

Our team at Pohl & Berk, LLP would like to extend our condolences to the families and loved ones affected by this tragic incident.

3 Doors Down bassist charged after causing fatal accident

The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down, Robert Todd Harrell, was recently charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication after he caused a fatal crash on the night of April 19.Robert Todd Harrell

The charge is in connection with the fatal accident that happened on Interstate 40, which killed Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., 47. According to police, Harrell was speeding through the Hermitage suburb when his vehicle clipped the pickup driven by Shoulders. Shoulders was thrown from his pickup after it lost control and went off the road.

Police noted that Harrell’s was impaired during the sobriety tests and was also charged with bringing controlled substances in jail after they discover Xanax, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone pills hidden in his socks while in the booking room. Harrell appears in court on April 25.

Our lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one in an accident. Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Paul Howard Shoulders.    

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