NEW YORK — More than a year after a driver hit a pedestrian in New York City, a traffic crash in Tennessee has saved the life of a child.
It all started with a crash in Nashville, Tennessee, where a driver crashed his car into a pedestrian on April 15, 2016, authorities said.
The victim, who was in his 20s, suffered life-threatening injuries, including broken bones and a broken pelvis, and died in the hospital.
Authorities found the car had a number plate from a previous crash.
They also found a blood sample from the driver, who has since been arrested.
In the days following the crash, the driver pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death.
He was sentenced to three years of probation.
In July 2017, a Tennessee court found the driver responsible for the death and ordered him to pay $1.5 million in restitution.
The driver’s attorney, Jason Breen, said the victim was a victim of an accident and did not deserve to die.
Breen said the man’s wife had also died after an accident two years earlier.
He also said the driver was remorseful.
“I believe that he has remorse,” Breen said.
“The only thing that has changed in the last two years is that he understands the consequences of what he did.”
Investigators have since determined that the collision was caused by the driver’s own negligence.
In the years since, the victim’s family has been working with a new group of friends to raise money for a new family home.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the man has no criminal history and is expected to be released in early 2018.