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Woman Killed in Rear End Car Crash


A Nashville area woman was killed in a car accident at the end of May caused by a rear end crash. Rhonda Rucker, 57, was driving her Honda CRV when she stopped at the intersection of Elm Hill Pike and Massman Drive in Nashville on May 30 when her vehicle was struck from behind by another driver. Kevin Camaja, 18, was driving a 2010 Ford Mustang when it rear ended Rucker’s vehicle, sending both cars across Massman Drive and into a ditch where they caught fire. A passenger in Rucker’s vehicle identified as Craig Marsh, 37, managed to escape the vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames. Rucker died at the scene and Camaja was taken to the hospital with severe burns. All people involved were wearing seatbelts.

Rear end accidents can cause serious injuries and even death for victims involved. If you or someone you know has been injured in a rear end car crash in the Nashville area, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Rear End Car Accidents

Rear end accidents are one of the most common types of car crashes in Tennessee and often cause devastating injuries for victims that never see the other vehicle coming up behind them. There are many reasons why rear end accidents occur, including speeding, distracted driving, and road rage. However, the most common reason for this type of accident is when one driver is following another car improperly. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, since 2010 following another car improperly has caused 364,244 car crashes statewide. This year, a total of 7,850 accidents have already been reported because of one driver following another car improperly. And when a driver causes a rear end accident from following another vehicle on the road too closely, the results can be catastrophic.

Injuries sustained in a rear end collision can often be severe for victims because they do not have the opportunity to mitigate the damage or the impact when they do not see the car striking from behind. Head and neck trauma is common in rear end car accidents in addition to facial trauma, broken bones, lacerations, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, and more. A rear end accident can also push a vehicle into an intersection, causing other oncoming vehicles to strike it, and thereby causing even more damage to the driver and passengers in that car. It is critical that victims of rear end car accidents speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about their case.

Talk to Our Office Today

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a rear end car accident in the Nashville area? It is important to know that you are not alone during this difficult time. Call the office or contact the Nashville car accident attorneys today at the law office of Mitch Grissim & Associates to speak about your injury claims.


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