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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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