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Driver denies causing fatal accident

A man who has been accused of a fatal accident in which killed a taxi cab driver in Murfreesboro has denied driving the car at the time of the accident. The apparent drunken-driving accident occurred on the Medical Center Parkway. The accused 25-year-old driver faces one charge of vehicular homicide and his third charge for DUI. After booking at a local jail, the suspect was released on bond for $59,500.

The car accident killed a 38-year-old taxi cab driver who was a resident of Goodlettsville and worked for Taxi USA of Tennessee.

The accused works for an electrical contractor based in Williamson County. The alleged negligent driver has told police that he was not driving the car at the time of the accident. He claims that it was his drug dealer who was driving when the accident occurred. Witnesses, however, have told police investigators that the accused was the only occupant of the car at the time of the accident and tried to leave the vehicle from the driver's side afterward.

The car driven by the accused at the time of the accident was a Toyota Camry registered in his father's name. The accused has been charged with driving on a restricted license, vehicular homicide, violation of the implied consent law and his third DUI.

Accidents caused by drunken drivers often result in fatalities or serious injuries that can lead to partial or permanent disability. Survivors of drunken-driving accidents can seek compensation for monetary losses from the insurer of the negligent driver because the law holds that liability rests with the negligent driver.

An experienced personal injury attorney can guide the victim through the process of making a claim to recover expenses relating to automotive repairs, medical expenses, loss of wages and other expenses incurred in an accident.

Source: wgnsradio.com, "Driver of Car Involved in Fatality Accident on Medical Center Parkway Claims He Was Not Driving His Car," Dec. 14, 2012

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