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Murfreesboro four-vehicle collision kills one

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016   

A four-vehicle collision on Monday, May 30 at the intersection of Highway 99 (New Salem Highway) and Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro resulted in the death of one individual.

According to a Murfreesboro police report, the accident involved a white Griffy Trucking dump truck, a white Toyota Highlander, a white Volkswagen Jetta, and a blue Dodge Ram truck. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Rockvale resident William Holloman, who was driving the blue Dodge Ram truck. Holloman was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville via helicopter, but eventually succumbed to his injuries while confined at the hospital. The Murfreesboro Fatal Accident Crash Team is currently conducting an investigation into the matter to find out who or what caused the accident.

The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand the painful reality of unexpected accidents and know how difficult it is for communities to recover from such tragedies. Our condolences are with the victim’s family as they mourn the loss of a loved one.


Putnam County two-vehicle collision kills two, injures four

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016   

Two individuals lost their lives while four others sustained critical injuries during a head-on collision between two vehicles along State Route 136 at Bear Creek Road in Putnam County, Tennessee around 4:30 p.m. last Monday, May 23.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Honda CR-V crossed the center line of State Route 136 at Bear Creek Road, causing the CR-V to hit a Chevrolet Impala head-on in the northbound lane of the highway. The driver of the Honda was identified as 21-year-old Joshua Burkett, who was killed in the accident. Burkett’s passenger, identified as 26-year-old Kalya Randolph, sustained injuries and was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The Chevrolet’s occupants were identified as 67-year-old David Maynard, his 66-year-old wife Kathleen Maynard, and two of their children – 15-year-old Nikita and 12-year-old Damon. Kathleen Maynard died in the accident, while the rest of her family was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville to receive treatment for their serious injuries.


One man dies, 7 others injured in Nashville two-vehicle collision

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015   

A two-vehicle collision in Nashville, Tennessee resulted in the death of one man and injured seven others on Wednesday, August 19. The accident occurred on Interstate 440 near Interstate 65 in the eastbound lanes near Nollensville Pike.

According to preliminary investigations, a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette van, driven by 49-year-old Darlene Drive resident Hussain Al-Sarhan, collided with a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, operated by 22-year-old Murfreesboro resident Adam Cogdal.

Roadways remained closed until after police investigators and maintenance crews were done with their investigations and cleanup at around 8 p.m. the same day.

The children who were inside Al-Sarhan’s van during the incident were identified as his three daughters, 14-year-old Fatima, 12-year-old Ala, and 10-year-old Wla;  his nieces, 13-year-old Zahra and 11-year-old Zeinab; and his nine-year-old nephew, Ali.

All of those involved in the accident were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.

Al-Sarhan was killed instantaneously in the incident. Cogdal, on the other hand, was taken to Skyline Medical Center for his injuries.

A GoFundMe account has been put in place for the Al-Sarhan family.

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