Tennessee roads can get very busy, increasing the probability of accidents occurring. Many of those accidents result in drivers, passengers and even pedestrians suffering injuries. Sometimes, there are fatalities, as was the case in a recent crash that took the life of a man from Connecticut.
The accident occurred on a recent Sunday morning. According to official reports, it happened at approximately 3:45 a.m. It involved a car and a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, 24, was a young man who was walking on the road for unknown reasons at the time of the collision. While on I-40 near Terminal Drive, he was hit by a car. The car that struck him was a 2001 Chevrolet Cavilier. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police, that car had been traveling eastbound.
The driver, 25, hit the victim with his car. A second car subsequently also hit the victim but did not stop. A Nissan Xterra, which was driven by a white male, stopped by the side of the road after the accident happened near the scene. However, it was gone by the time that police arrived.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been communicated to the press as yet because authorities still need to notify his next of kin. A toxicology test is going to be administered to check for possible alcohol or drug effects in regards to the pedestrian. However, no statement in that regard has been conclusively made. The investigation continues.
In cases where someone is killed in a car accident, his or her relatives will want to know the facts of the case. Often, relatives choose to pursue legal options. An attorney can help them do so.
Source: MyFoxAl, “Fatal crash in Tennessee claims life of CT man” Olivia Lank, Nov. 23, 2014