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Man charged in possible DUI in East Nashville

Driving is the most popular way to get around and through Tennessee. The roads are generally safe, with the Volunteer State falling in the middle of state ranks on motor vehicle accidents, but there is still cause to remain vigilant while driving and keeping yourself safe.

Distracted driving by negligent people is one of the leading causes of car crashes in Tennessee and elsewhere in the country. Although it is rarer, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most serious dangers.

A man will be charged after he was in an accident that killed a 28-year-old woman and injured two other people. Police believe the man was drunk shortly before and during the accident and he had a major role in causing the crash.

The accident occurred on Ellington Parkway in East Nashville when the suspect drove his car into another sedan moving the same direction. The driver and a child inside the car survived with minor injuries but the front passenger died upon arrival at the hospital.

An investigator found an open beer can in the suspect's car and police who spoke to him say he seemed drunk after the crash. Other charges against the driver include aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and driving with a revoked license.

People injured in car accidents and the survivors of car crash fatalities have the right to seek reimbursement for medical expenses and compensation for pain and emotional suffering. An attorney can help victims and their families assemble a civil lawsuit or seek a settlement that can help rectify a bad situation.

Source: The Tennessean, "Police: Driver suspected of drinking charged in fatal East Nashville crash," Natalie Allison, March 13, 2018

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