Two Killed, One Injured in Single Car Accident
A man and a woman were killed with a third person injured in a single car accident on Interstate 40 recently. According to the Nashville Metro police, an older Honda CEX was speeding eastbound on the interstate just past the Charlotte Pike exit around 1:50 p.m. on a Sunday when the crash happened.
The police report states that for an unknown reason the vehicle traveled off of the road, hit a rock wall, crossed back across the interstate, and collided with a retaining wall. Once it struck the retaining wall, the car flipped upside down and ejected all three occupants from the vehicle. Thankfully, no other vehicles were struck by the Honda or hit the vehicle once it came to a stop on the interstate.
All three passengers were identified as from Dickson, Tennessee. Michael Dombrowski, 29, and Sarah Pierce, 23, were declared dead at the scene of the accident. Benjamin Benayce, 35, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition. Police are unclear as to who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, but it does not appear as though drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Tennessee Speeding Accidents
So far this year, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has reported 323 traffic fatalities across the state. Speeding is routinely cited as one of the most common causes of traffic accidents around the country. Between 2008 and 2015, there has been a total of 6,693 traffic accidents attributed to exceeding the posted speed limit. Between 2005 and 2015, another 81,896 accidents in Tennessee occurred because a vehicle was traveling too fast for conditions.
In Davidson County, state officials began tracking speeding as a contributing cause for accidents in 2008. Since then, a total of 168 accidents in the county have been attributed to exceeding the posted speed limit. Over the last decade, speeding too fast for conditions in the county has contributed to 14,402 traffic accidents. It is one of the most common causes of accidents in Davidson County.
Compensation for Auto Accidents
Many people do not realize if they have been injured what costs can be recovered after a car crash. Victims of auto accidents can be compensated for a variety of damages sustained in the crash, including physical, emotional, and other costs. Compensation for these types of accidents includes the following:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability payments
- Impaired earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
- Funeral costs
…and other damages reasonably associated with the auto accident.
Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Calhoun Law, PLC are here to help you if you have sustained injuries in a car accident in the Nashville area. Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us today to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.