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Bridget Renee Johnson Arrested After Nashville Collision

One killed in collision on the San Bernardino 10 Freeway in Rosemead.

Nashville, TN (December 4, 2023) Bridget Renee Johnson, 47, was arrested following a collision in Nashville. Police officers said she also stole a police car following the collision and was finally captured at the intersection of Berkeley Drive and Coreland Drive in Madison.

It all started with a three-vehicle collision in Hermitage. Officers said Johnson went off the road, hit the railroad tracks and then became airborne. She finally landed on Old Hickory Boulevard at the intersection of Anthony Street. She also hit two vehicles during this collision, leaving one person injured. Paramedics took them to a local hospital for treatment via ambulance.

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Police officers arrived at this collision and said that Johnson then got out of her vehicle and jumped into the driver’s seat of a police car. She slammed it into drive, hit the gas and took off. Officers eventually caught up to her. Reports indicate that she willingly stopped and got out of the police vehicle, where she was taken into custody.

Officers said Johnson now faces several charges including felony evading, leaving the scene, motor vehicle theft, drug paraphernalia and failure to report a crash. Officers said that the police vehicle was not damaged and nothing was stolen from it.

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:

  • Speeding
  • 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. 

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 well wishes to the person injured 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 (866) 945-4286.


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