Bus Accident

News: Victim identified in fatal Greene County crash

by Ponce Law | February 22nd, 2021

GREENE COUNTY, TN – Tennessee State Troopers have identified the man killed in a collision involving a school bus last Thursday afternoon.

According to WJHL, the accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. within the intersection of US 11E and Twin Barns Road.

Investigators say the school bus was attempting to turn left onto Twin Barns Road when the driver failed to yield the right of way and struck a Chevrolet Silverado. The force of the impact sent the Silverado into a Chevrolet Astro van driven by 58-year-old Donald Crum.

Crum was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver and an aid were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Two children on the bus were also hospitalized as a precaution but are expected to be OK.

It is unclear if the driver in the Silverado was hurt in the crash.

Troopers say charges are pending against the bus driver at this time.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a collision involving a school bus on Tennessee roads, you may be entitled to compensation. The Nashville bus accident lawyers with Ponce Law will make it their mission to secure the money you deserve following a traumatic accident. Contact our offices today at (844) 204-6765 to speak with a licensed attorney about your particular case.

UPDATE: Authorities identify driver killed after car plunged into Cumberland River

by Ponce Law | December 29th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – On Sunday morning, authorities located the car that plunged into Cumberland River last Tuesday and confirmed its driver was killed in the accident, reports News Channel 5.

As we previously reported, witnesses initially reported seeing a car leave the roadway and plunge into the Cumberland River near Riverside Drive and West Washington Street around 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday, December 22nd.

Crews began searching for the vehicle Tuesday night but were called off when divers could not enter the water due to the river current and poor weather conditions.

The river was finally safe to enter on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. and crews resumed the search. They found the vehicle around 11:30 a.m. with its driver, 18-year-old Jasonah Crawford inside.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the fatal accident. Our team will update this blog should more details become available.

If you or a loved one was injured on a Tennessee roadway due to the negligence of another driver, Ponce Law is here to help. Our experienced Nashville car accident lawyers are committed to helping victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. See how we can help, learn what to do following an accident, and call us 24/7 for a free consultation. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: School bus rear-ended by pickup truck in Putnam County

by Ponce Law | November 19th, 2020

COOKEVILLE, TN – State troopers were on the scene of an accident involving a school bus in Putnam County Wednesday morning, WKRN reports.

A pickup truck rear-ended the bus after it had stopped to pick up a child. Authorities said the bus had its eight-way lighting system activated at the time it was hit.

No one was injured in the crash, but there was significant damage to the pickup.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol in Cookeville tweeted a photo of the aftermath of the incident, along with a reminder to motorists to watch out for school buses.

If you or a family member were injured in an accident involving a bus, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses that you have incurred. At Ponce Law, our Nashville bus accident lawyers know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case for compensation. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Several students hurt in Monroe County school bus accident

by Ponce Law | November 5th, 2020

MONROE COUNTY, TN – Police were on the scene of a school bus crash in Monroe County Thursday morning, WATE reported.

The accident happened on Wilson Station Road near Red River Road outside of Tellico Plains at about 7:30 a.m. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said several students were transported for medical attention with injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening.

The Monroe County Director of Schools confirmed that none of the studentss injuries were serious and added that the bus driver was not hurt.

No details were released about the circumstances that led to the crash.

If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, the compassionate Nashville bus accident attorneys at Ponce Law stand ready to assist you through the legal process. We know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case for financial compensation. Let us help you get the money you need to recover. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today, by calling (844) 888-0576 or filling out our contact form.

Crash alert: Crash involving school bus in Rutherford County leaves 3 injured

by Ponce Law | November 4th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Three people, including a student, were injured in a crash involving a school bus in Rutherford County Wednesday morning.

According to WKRN, the accident involved the bus, a pickup truck and a passenger car. It happened on John Bragg Highway near Pilot Knob Road at about 7:30 a.m.

Four children were on the bus at the time and one of them, a 16-year-old, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the car involved and a passenger were also hospitalized, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. John Bragg Highway was shut down while the scene was being cleared.

Thousands of Tennessee children take buses to and from school every day. But the distractions drivers face on school buses can sometimes lead to serious accidents. If you or a family member were injured in an accident involving a bus, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses you have incurred. At Ponce Law, our Nashville bus accident lawyers know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash Alert: Two killed, seven injured in Meigs County school bus crash

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

MEIGS COUNTY, TN – A bus driver and a 7-year-old girl were killed in a school bus accident last night that injured seven other children and shut down Highway 58 for several hours as emergency responders scrambled to save them.

According to Fox 17, the accident occurred on Highway 58 just north of Lamontville Road, shortly before 4 p.m. The driver of a northbound utility truck lost control of the vehicle, skidded off the roadway, and then overcorrected, sending the truck into the path of the southbound school bus and striking it head-on.

A 7-year-old girl was killed in the crash, as was the woman driving the bus. Neither has been publicly identified.

Seven of the 22 students on Bus #12-1 at the time of the crash were taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, five via helicopter. Their conditions are not known at this time, although at least one was listed as critically injured upon intake.

The driver of the service truck received minor injuries.

The affected portion of Highway 58 was closed for seven hours as emergency responders worked the crash.

We will update this blog with additional details as they become public.

Contact a School Bus Accident Attorney in Nashville

If your child has been injured or worse in a school bus accident, we’d like to talk to you as soon as possible. At Ponce Law, our compassionate Nashville bus accident attorneys are committed to helping families who’ve been hurt because of another party’s reckless behavior. We understand how difficult the aftermath of an accident can be, and we want to help you get the financial compensation that can alleviate this burden. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today, by calling (844) 888-0576 or filling out our contact form.