Nashville, TN (November 5, 2023) One person lost their life early Saturday morning, November 4th, when they were struck by a drunk driver in Nashville. 20-year-old Bryan Lozano was arrested for DUI following the tragic collision. According to the Nashville Police Department, the collision occurred on Nolensville Pike at approximately 2:00 a.m.
Lozano was speeding his way down Nolensville Pike when he arrived at the Harding Place intersection. He had a red light, but didn’t even slow down, instead he sped right through it. He then struck a Honda on its driver’s side. The Honda burst into flames, spun around and then hit a Jeep Compass.
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Emergency crews arrived at the scene and paramedics began searching vehicles for injured people to help. Sadly, they found the driver of the Honda unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fire fighters got to work on the burning car and extinguished its fire. Crews had to clear the scene of glass and debris and a tow truck was called to remove the burnt and destroyed Honda from the roadway.
Loranzo was uninjured in the collision but a nearby officer overheard him say, “I’m drunk,” following the crash. Not only was he drunk driving, he was also driving with a suspended license.
Officers arrested Loranzo at the scene. He was charged with vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended driver’s license and underage drinking. Lozano remains in custody on a $78,500 bond.
Liability In Nashville DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to Tennessee Vehicle Code 55-10-401, “It is unlawful for any person to drive or to be in physical control of any automobile or other motor driven vehicle on any of the public roads and highways of the state, or on any streets or alleys, or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park or any apartment house complex, or any other premises that is generally frequented by the public at large, while:
(1) Under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, narcotic drug, or drug producing stimulating effects on the central nervous system; or
(2) The alcohol concentration in the person’s blood or breath is eight-hundredths of one percent (.08 %) or more.”
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Nashville DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man 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.
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