People Injured and Killed in Multiple Car Accident
Two people were injured and another person was killed in an auto accident near Tennessee State University. The accident occurred around 5:40 p.m. at 40th Avenue North and Albion Street. According to the police, the accident was caused by Demond Buchanan, 37, of the Nashville area.
The Metro police reported that an officer attempted to pull over Mr. Buchanan when he was speeding on Clifton Avenue. Driving a black Chevrolet Camaro, Mr. Buchanan sped away from the officer and onto 40th Avenue North. At that time, the officer deactivated his lights and siren, and he did not pursue Mr. Buchanan.
A short time after the police officer stopped pursuing Mr. Buchanan he collided with a white Chevrolet Trailblazer. According to the report, he attempted to pass the Trailblazer on the left while turning onto Albion Street. The collision caused the Trailblazer to roll over and the Camaro to go off of the road, striking a brick building.
The passenger inside Mr. Buchanan’s car was identified as Marlon Burnett, 37, and he was declared dead at the scene. Mr. Buchanan was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious but non-threatening injuries. The driver of the overturned Trailblazer was taken to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
After the accident, the police found a large amount of cash and marijuana inside of Mr. Buchanan’s vehicle. In addition, there was evidence of drug use by both men inside of the Camaro. Prior to the accident, Mr. Buchanan had convictions for aggravated assault, cocaine possession, felon in possession of a weapon, aggravated burglary, and evading arrest.
Just last month Mr. Buchanan was cited for reckless driving and driving on a revoked license. The full list of charges against him is being withheld until the investigation is completed by the Metro police.
Compensation for Auto Accidents
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there has been a total of 277 fatal accidents across the state so far this year. For fatal accidents involving a passenger, 90 passengers who died were wearing seat belts and 105 were not at the time of the accident. Compensation for traffic accidents encompass more damages than many people realize. Damages that can be collected for injuries or death in an auto accident can include:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and impaired earning ability
- Disability payments and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
- Funeral costs
…and other damages that are reasonably related to the costs incurred as a result of the auto accident.
Call an Accident Lawyer Now
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident in the Nashville area, we can help. The lawyers at Calhoun Law, PLC have significant experience in personal injury law, and we are prepared to advocate zealously on your behalf. Reach out to us today to begin.