Grieving Mother Denied Appeal In Lawsuit Over Son’s Death
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The State of Appeals court has ruled against a mother who sued the Metro government over her son's death.
The case stems from a wreck on Springfield Highway last May. Lori Gregory's 18-year-old son, J.R., died after a head-on collision.
It happened just a mile and half from a Robertson County ambulance in Ridgetop, just two minutes away. But the wreck happened in Davidson County. Metro did not call Ridgetop for help and Metro ambulance took 10 to 15 minutes to arrive.
Gregory filed her lawsuit last year asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and an automatic mutual aid agreement between Metro and Robertson County.
She filed suit, but a lower court ruled Davidson County dismissed it, saying Metro didn't have a duty to request assistance from Robertson County. The Appeals Court agreed, and Gregory says she doesn't plan to appeal again.