Leoma, TN – Samantha Posey Killed in ATV Crash on Kelton RdTennessee Legal News
Leoma, TN (July 16, 2021) – A woman from Madison County was killed during an ATV accident in Lawrence County, on the night of Saturday, July 10th.
Sources reported that 19-year-old Samantha Posey, a resident of Meridianville, was pronounced dead at the scene when the Polaris ATV on which she was a passenger crashed.
The driver of the ATV, 20-year-old Koelton Birdsong, a resident of Athens, sustained unspecified injuries during the crash. He was med flighted to Huntsville Hospital.
According to a source from inside the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Birdsong was heading westbound along Kelton Road in Lawrence County when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the ATV left the paved portion of the roadway, crashed into a tree, and flipped over.
According to the police, charges are pending against the driver.
This accident is under investigation by troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Samantha Posey, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents in Leoma
The state of Tennessee recently established new laws such as mandatory safety classes and the supervision of minors that pertain to the use of ATVs. Many people, however, frequently disregard these rules which are intended to keep ATV operators and passengers safe. Numerous riders have received serious injuries or even died when their ATV flipped over on them. The most common injuries in ATV accidents are spinal cord damage and amputations.
More than 180 ATV injury crashes were reported in the state from 2016 to 2017. These crashes involved 225 operators, caused serious injury to 127 victims, and ended the lives of another 24. Dangerously high speeds have routinely been the leading cause behind these accidents.
Officials have reported that, as far as OHVs such as ATVs are concerned, speeding does not necessarily imply that a posted speed limit was exceeded, but rather that the operator of an OHV was driving at a speed that was too high for prevailing trail or road conditions. Driver inexperience was also a major contributing factor.
If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the Tennessee wrongful death attorneys at Fox & Farmer are here to help. We have the drive and the ability that you need on your side to receive the full amount of financial compensation allowed by Tennessee’s personal injury laws.
With an exhaustive and in-depth understanding of the state’s judicial system, our accomplished personal injury attorneys recognize the amount of work that goes into building a successful Tennessee personal injury case. We have earned our esteemed reputations as one of the premier law firms in the state by working diligently and putting our clients first.
If you have recently endured the loss of a loved one brought on by the negligence or recklessness of another driver, then we strongly suggest that you consult with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (865) 531-9400 and scheduling an appointment for a free evaluation of your Tennessee wrongful death claim.
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