Nashville, TN (November 20, 2023) One person lost their life and another was injured in a 2-vehicle crash on Sunday, November 19th. The Metro Nashville Police Department said the crash occurred minutes before midnight on Bell Road, near Harris Hills Lane.
One car was traveling west on Bell Road when the vehicle hit a curb. This caused the driver to lose control and they veered out of their lane and into oncoming traffic. That’s when they hit another vehicle, head-on.
The Metro Nashville Police Department arrived at the scene, along with paramedics, and found the two vehicles badly damaged in the roadway. Paramedics found one person who had died in the collision and pronounced them dead at the scene. Their identity hasn’t been released and is awaiting the notification of the deceased’s family.
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Another person was found seriously injured. Paramedics rushed them to a local hospital for treatment, but the extent of the victim’s injuries is still unknown.
Officers had to close portions of Bell Road in both directions on Monday morning so investigators could work the scene and crews could clean up the wreckage. Debris and glass littered the area, as well as larger pieces from the vehicles.
Police officers are investigating to try and determine what exactly happened on Bell Road in Nashville.
Liability In Nashville Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to Tennessee Vehicle Code 558129, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Nashville Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a Nashville car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.