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Woman Dead After Collision with Semi-Truck in Nashville

A two-vehicle was reported in Nashville, Texas, on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021. The incident took place at about 7:30 p.m. between 3rd Avenue South and Symphony Place. The Nashville Police Department was one of the first responders to arrive at the scene.

The vehicles involved were a scooter and a semi-truck. The scooter had a 54-year-old woman behind the wheels, while details about the driver of the semi-truck remain scarce. The woman, later identified as Melinda Lovelady of Tyler, was heading north on 3rd Avenue when she entered the southbound lane, which had the semi-truck driving through it. 

As a result, Lovelady collided with the semi-truck, and was soon afterward pronounced dead at the scene. An initial toxicology report released by the authorities showed that neither driver was intoxicated during the crash. The authorities are still investigating the events that led up to the crash.

Can You File a Claim After a Crash with a Semi-Truck? 

In 2019, more than 46,000 crashes involving a semi-truck occurred across the United States. Semi-truck crashes can cause more catastrophic injuries than vehicle collisions of other types, especially if the collision occurred with a passenger vehicle, or even with a passerby. With that in mind, considering that semi-trucks are used for commercial purposes, you should know that you are well within your rights to consider filing a claim against the employer of the semi-truck driver who was responsible for your crash. Depending on your crash situation, it may also be possible to hold the individual behind the wheels liable for the incident. If you’d like to discuss your legal options with an experienced car accident lawyer in Texas, call us today at (713) 352-7975 to receive a free consultation, available 24/7.

Source: WSMV