Truck Accident

Crash alert: Collision between pickup, semi snarls traffic on I-65 south

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A collision on Interstate 65 in Brentwood Wednesday morning left the roadway shut down and traffic gridlocked, News Channel 5 reports.

The crash, which involved a pickup truck and a semi hauling steel, occurred on I-65 near Exit 74 for Old Hickory Boulevard and was reported at about 9:30 a.m.

Police said no injuries were reported.  The semi lost its load and the vehicle’s cab caught fire, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The southbound lanes of I-65 were closed following the crash and traffic delays stretching back for miles were reported, as drivers were urged to avoid the area.

One lane reopened before noon, but state officials did not expect the interstate to be fully reopened until at least 9:30 p.m.

Many factors can contribute to semi truck accidents. At Ponce Law, our Nashville truck accident lawyers can investigate to determine who was responsible for the crash. We’ll use our legal knowledge and experience to hold that party accountable for your accident-related expenses and pursue the compensation you deserve. We’re here 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: Victim of I-65 wreck identified as Nashville musician

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – The victim of a crash on Interstate 65 Sunday night has been identified as a Nashville musician, News Channel 5 reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said the man who died in the accident was 37-year-old Shawn Scruggs, a bass player who had been performing on Lower Broadway on a regular basis for the past decade.

Investigators said Scruggs was driving a Chevrolet Blazer at about 7 p.m. when he slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that had stalled out on I-65 North near Dickerson Pike.  Scruggs was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt in the crash.

If you were hurt or have lost a loved one in an accident that involved a truck, the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for your unexpected expenses. When you call us, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help.  To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: 1 dead in wreck involving semi that stalled on I-65 north

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities responded to a deadly multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 North Sunday evening. WKRN reports that the accident happened on I-65 near Dickerson Pike at about 6:55 p.m.

Metro police said a semi trailer stalled near mile marker 89. A passenger vehicle was unable to avoid the semi and crashed into it. The vehicle caught fire and the driver was killed. No information was released regarding the victim’s identity.

I-65 North near the I-24 split was closed while the scene was being examined and cleared.

The accident is under investigation by the Metro police Fatal Crash Team.

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our legal team is ready to investigate the accident and determine its cause to help you get maximum compensation. At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers fight for victims to be compensated for their accident-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer overturns in Nashville, shutting down I-40

by Ponce Law | October 21st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to News Channel 5, a tractor-trailer accident slowed down traffic on Interstate 40 in Nashville early Wednesday morning.

The semi overturned on I-40 west near exit 208 just off Interstate 65 at about 4:45 a.m. No injuries were reported but first responders were concerned about a possible gas leak.

All westbound lanes of I-40 were closed just north of the downtown area for several hours while emergency crews worked to clear the scene and remove the truck. Drivers were advised to take I-440 as an alternate route. I-40 reopened at about 9 a.m.

It is not yet clear what caused the semi to overturn.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. We’re here 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: Cargo fire slows down traffic on I-24 east

by Ponce Law | October 19th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Drivers in Rutherford County were dealing with traffic delays on Saturday afternoon due to a cargo fire on Interstate 24, according to WSMV.

The incident happened on I-24 at mile marker 71, and was reported shortly after 3 p.m. The fire broke out on a vehicle that was carrying food products, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

No one was injured in the incident.  Traffic was getting by on just one inside lane of I-24 while the scene was being cleared.

Authorities were expecting the delays to last for several hours.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, do not hesitate to call the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law.  When you call us, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help.  To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Victim identified in I-24 tractor-trailer wreck

by Ponce Law | October 13th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – State troopers have released additional information regarding a deadly tractor-trailer accident Friday night on Interstate 24, according to the Murfreesboro Post.

This is an update to a previous story.

The victim was identified as 43-year-old Jonathan Walker of Hartsville. He was driving his commercial vehicle hauling cattle on I-24 between Interstate 840 and Almaville Road when the accident occurred at about 5:45 p.m.

Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said a Honda Accord driven by a 17-year-old went out of control, hit a cable barrier and spun in front of Walker’s vehicle. The tractor-trailer crashed and caught fire.

The 17-year-old, from Murfeesboro, was injured in the accident.

If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, Ponce Law can help during this challenging time. Our skilled and compassionate Nashville car accident lawyers will work with you to build a strong claim for the full extent of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Pedestrian critically hurt after being hit by truck in Springfield

by Ponce Law | October 13th, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, TN – A pedestrian sustained critical injuries when she was struck by a semi-truck in Robertson County Sunday.

The Smokey Barn News reports the victim, estimated to be in her 40s, was hit on Tom Austin Highway in Springfield just after 1 p.m. by a tractor-trailer carrying milk.

She was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where she was listed in critical condition.

Robertson County EMS responded to the scene along the Springfield police and fire departments. The circumstances that led to the accident were not yet clear.

Pedestrian laws keep people safe on roads and sidewalks. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated these laws, you have a legal right to compensation. At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys are determined to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. We’ll help prepare a strong claim on your behalf, and we’ll push back on the big insurance companies. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 1 killed when truck hauling cattle collides with vehicle in Rutherford County

by Ponce Law | October 12th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A tractor-trailer hauling cattle was involved in a fatal crash in Rutherford County Friday night.

News Channel 5 reports the incident happened on Interstate 24 west between I-840 and Almaville Road at about 5:50 p.m.

The tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle at the 72 mile marker, killing one person. It was not yet clear whether the victim was in the truck or the other vehicle.  The accident led to a fire that was extinguished by Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to the scene had to corral the cattle onto a field. All lanes of I-24 west were shut down in the area while crews responded but reopened later in the evening.

The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help. To find out if we can assist you, call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: 2 dead in Clarksville wreck involving car and tanker truck

by Ponce Law | October 9th, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – According to WKRN, an accident involving a car and a commercial tanker truck in Clarksville early Friday morning left two people dead.

Police said a Chrysler 200 convertible collided with the truck on 101st Airborne Division Parkway near the intersection with Peachers Mill Road at about 2:30 a.m. No details were released about the victims, or which vehicle they were in.

The accident slowed traffic for morning commuters in the Clarksville area, as the intersection was closed for several hours while the scene was being cleared.

The area reopened to traffic at about 8 a.m.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer accident on I-40 leaves driver injured

by Ponce Law | October 8th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A tractor-trailer driver was hurt when his vehicle crashed and overturned in Cumberland County Monday, 1057 News reports.

Tennessee state troopers said it happened as 62-year-old Ralph Jeffery Story was driving a 2018 International on Interstate 40. Story, who was pulling two FedEx trailers, ran off the road and hit a guardrail at the 331 mile marker. The truck went down an embankment and ended up on its side.

Story was transported by helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center. Details on his injuries were not released.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

The experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. We’re here 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.