Child dies in horrific car accident in Tennessee

Getting into a car accident that leaves you and your passengers injured is harrowing. Being in an accident that involves a death is even worse. One minute everything is fine and you are carefully driving so that nothing goes wrong and then a distracted driver hits you and one of your passengers is dead. It is even worse, somehow, when it is a child with his or her whole life ahead of them. This is exactly what happened to a driver in Columbia, Tennessee.

The driver of a Ford F-350 pick-up truck allegedly rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac at exit 27 on the New Lewisburg Highway, just west of Interstate 65.

A 9-year-old girl was fatally injured and no amount of life saving efforts were able to bring her back. The car that was carrying the child was also carrying two other children and a woman driver. The three of them were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as was the driver of the Ford pick-up truck.

When the car slowed down the driver of the Ford truck was allegedly distracted, perhaps by his cellphone, and hit the car pretty hard. The three children were all wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

How do you deal with this type of loss? What do you do? Who do you turn to? You are grieving and may not be aware of the fact that the driver of the truck needs to be brought to justice. He had a part in you losing your daughter and injuring the other occupants of the car.

Talking to an attorney who knows how to listen carefully to your story, do research of the law and then to advise you on what your next steps are can give you a feeling of peace. You can grieve and leave the civil suit to the legal professional.

Source: WMC, "Fourth-grader killed in crash on New Lewisburg Highway," Hayley Mason, Dec. 07, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Injured In A Car Wreck? We Can Help!

  • Calls & Emails Returned Within 24 Hours
  • FREE Initial Consultation
Get A FREE Consultation

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • "What I really liked about working with David and his staff is that they really care about me and my health. I am a real person and not just a number to them. I highly recommend the Gold Law Firm if you get in a car wreck." Wayne in Bartlett
  • "David and his associates settled my case by getting me a total of $100,000.00 from the insurance company. I am very pleased with how my case was handled by the Gold Law Firm and highly recommend their firm to anyone that has been in an accident." Rebecca D. in Missouri
  • "David forced the insurance company to give me nearly seven times my medical bills. David also got many medical providers to accept reductions in my bills resulting in more money in my pocket. I would highly recommend The Gold Law Firm for anyone in a motorcycle crash." Jamia R. in Memphis
  • "David made a claim with my insurance company and we ended up getting $55,000.00 from both insurance companies. David got all my bills and liens reduced and I was able to put about $20,000.00 in the bank after my bills were paid." Jennifer C. in Memphis
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell | PEER RATED | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
  • Avvo Client Choice 2015
  • David Alan GoldReviewsout of 18 reviews
  • BBB Accredited Business | BBB Rating: A+
  • Three Best Rated
  • Best Business of 2018 | Three Best Rated | Excellence
  • Best Personal injury lawyers in Memphis
  • Three Best Rated - Certificate of Excellence - Memphis, TN - Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers - David A. Gold

Don’t Wait. Get A Free Consultation Now. Submit the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to schedule your consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Back to Top