Nashville Pedestrian Killed In Car Wreck

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrians are one of the few groups who experienced an increase in traffic fatalities in recent years. In 2010, 42,280 pedestrians were killed in car wrecks. In 2011, that number increased by 4,432. In both years, more than 70,000 pedestrians were injured in car accidents.

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Though older adults and children are statistically more at risk to be injured in a pedestrian accident, people from every walk of life are killed or injured each year. WNCT News reports the tragic news that a Nashville high school student named Elena Zamora was struck and killed while crossing the street earlier this month.

She was in the cross walk when she was killed, and an initial police investigation determined that a failure to yield the right of way to her contributed to the accident. The driver has not been arrested, and the accident is still under investigation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a negligent driver who was speeding, failed to yield or was intoxicated, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. Hiring Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC can ensure that you are represented by a tough, experienced Nashville attorney who will not rest until you receive the compensation that you deserve. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

Police Are Still Piecing Together Exactly What Caused The Pedestrian Accident

Police say that they are unsure whether the pedestrian signal was green when Zamora entered the intersection. What they do know is that she was struck and killed by a tractor trailer that was turning right on a green light. The driver, Troy Devitt, said that he didn’t see Zamora in the intersection.

When emergency responders arrived, Zamora was pinned beneath the tractor trailer. They tried to revive her at the scene, but their attempts were unsuccessful. Devitt was not arrested, but he could be charged if the full investigation shows that he was driving negligently. Before the accident, Devitt received five traffic citations in the last two years alone.

Grief Counselors Were Made Available To The Students At Her High School

The tragedy has been particularly hard on the students and faculty of Hume-Fogg High School, where Zamora was a junior. She was involved in the school’s track and field program and was well liked by her coaches and teammates.

The faculty has made every effort to help her classmates through the grieving process. They were able to speak with grief counselors and will not be required to take their final exams until January. On the day of the car wreck, classes were cancelled entirely.

At Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we are selective about the number of cases that we take so that each of our clients receives personal attention. We are well known in Nashville for being tough with insurance companies to make sure our clients aren’t taken advantage of. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

 

 

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