Truck Accident

News: UPDATE: Accident causing partial closure of I-40 involved semi-truck

by Ponce Law | January 14th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – Several lanes of Interstate 40 west near the exit to Charlotte Avenue were temporarily blocked by a multi-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck on Tuesday evening, reports Fox 17.

This is an update to a previous blog post covering the collision.

The major collision occurred on I-40 west near mile marker 208 at about 7:30 p.m.

Officials say an 18-wheeler was one of the multiple vehicles involved.

Tennesse Department of Transportation cameras captured long traffic delays on I-40 following the accident.

The roadway was fully cleared by 10:05 p.m.

The update did not have more details on injuries or the cause of the collision. We will provide another update should this information become available.

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Semi driver injured after crashing truck off I-40 overpass onto Clifton Ave

by Ponce Law | December 31st, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – According to WSMV, a semi driver sustained minor injuries after his truck crashed off an Interstate 40 overpass onto Clifton Avenue on Thursday morning.

Officials say the accident happened around 1 a.m. Thursday near the I-40/I-440 interchange.

The truck—which was carrying appliances—fell onto Clifton Avenue, blocking the road for several hours while responders cleared the scene.

The truck’s driver suffered minor injuries. At this time, it is unclear whether more vehicles were involved.

This blog will be updated if more details are made available.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident caused by another person’s reckless actions, the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. We’re here take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (844) 204-6765. You can also reach us by completing a free initial consultation form.

Dump truck slams into Nashville comedy club

by Ponce Law | December 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities say Zanies Comedy Club in south Nashville was damaged Tuesday afternoon when a dump truck crashed into the building, reports News Channel 5.

According to Andrew Dorfman, one of the Zanies owners, the dump truck came rolling down the road and crashed into the building after its driver forgot to initiate the truck’s emergency break.

A police officer at the scene said no injuries were reported.

The comedy show scheduled for Tuesday was canceled while structural damages are assessed. 

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Overturned semi blocks off-ramp on Interstate 65 to Interstate 840

by Ponce Law | December 17th, 2020

FRANKLIN, TN – A semi truck accident temporarily shut down the off-ramp on Interstate 65 to Interstate 840 Wednesday morning, Fox 17 reported.

Authorities responded to the accident reported by a caller at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday. A semi-truck was overturned on the off-ramp connecting I-65 and I-840, blocking lanes and causing rubbernecking delays to northbound traffic.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation expected the roadway to be cleared by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

At this time, it is unclear what led to the accident and whether anyone was injured. We will update this blog should that information become available.

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Multi-vehicle accident impacts westbound traffic on I-24 in Joelton

by Ponce Law | December 17th, 2020

JOELTON, TN – A multi-vehicle accident involving two semi-trucks led to temporary traffic delays on Interstate 24 west near the Ashland City exit in Joelton Thursday, reports News on 5.

Officials said the accident occurred around 4 a.m. Thursday near the Harper Road overpass on I-24 west near mile marker 32.

The crash reportedly involved three vehicles, including an SUV and two semi-trucks. One semi-truck was overturned in the collision, temporarily blocking all traffic on I-24 west.

The roadway was cleared by around 6:30 a.m. but traffic delays remained. At this time, it is unclear whether anyone was injured in the collision.

This is a developing story. We will update this blog if more information becomes available.

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.

Man wanted for crimes in TN arrested after high-speed chase in VA

by Ponce Law | December 7th, 2020

ABINGDON, VA – A man wanted in Tennessee for a number of motor vehicle and drug-related charges was arrested in Abingdon, VA on Sunday night, after leading police on a high-speed chase, according to the Bristol Herald Courier.

Officials say 32-year-old Adams, TN resident Matthew Lucas Jones was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase that damaged multiple vehicles in Abingdon. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was wanted for evading arrest, possession of Schedule I narcotics with intent to sell, vehicle theft, and motor vehicle risk of injury, in Tennessee. After his arrest in Virginia, he was additionally charged with felony elude, reckless driving, attempted capital murder of two law enforcement officers, possession of Schedule I narcotics, and being a fugitive of justice. 

Sheriff Blake Andis said the chase began when the suspect was pulled over for driving over 90 mph on I-81 south near mile marker 23. The suspect— who was driving a white Toyota Highlander that was reported stolen from Nashville, Tennessee on Nov. 23—sped away as the officer approached the car. 

In the resulting chase, which reached a high speed of 93 mph, the Toyota drove through spike traps and collided with two semi trucks, two state police vehicles, and a civilian Jeep at various points. After abandoning the vehicle on Page Street in Abingdon, the suspect hid underneath a nearby porch for some time and then fled again on foot, extending the police pursuit for more than two hours.

If you were hurt 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, funeral costs and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

2 killed, 2 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-40 east in Hickman County

by Ponce Law | December 7th, 2020

HICKMAN CO., TN – Two people were killed yesterday after rear-ending a semi truck that had slowed down due to eastbound traffic on I-40, reports WKRN.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that at around 3:30pm on Sunday afternoon, a Nissan Altima crashed into the back of a semi truck that had slowed while approaching a traffic backup near mile marker 149.  A third vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, then collided into the rear end of the Altima. 

Officials say the two occupants of in the Altima—25-year-old driver Brett Bledsoe and his 21-year-old passenger Jessica Colter—were not wearing seatbelts and died in the crash. 

Both the driver and the passenger of the Chevy Silverado were also injured. The semi truck driver and a passenger were unhurt.

A stretch of I-40 east was closed near the crash scene before reopening Sunday night. Westbound traffic on I-40 was not affected by the crash.

If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our legal team is ready to investigate the accident, determine its cause, and 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, funeral costs and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

1 dead following crash near Tenn-Miss state line

by Ponce Law | December 4th, 2020

FAYETTE CO., TN – A young man was killed yesterday when a passenger vehicle collided with a semi truck near the Mississippi state line, reports WREG.

The wreck happened on Highway 72 near the exit for Cayce Road. While the circumstances of the collision remain unclear at this time, the victim has been identified as David Ramirez-Delgado, a 27-year-old resident of Byhalia, MS.

We will update this blog should we learn more about this fatal collision.

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Crash alert: 5 killed when minivan hits back of semi-truck on I-24 east

by Ponce Law | December 1st, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Five people were killed in a collision involving a minivan and a semi-truck on Interstate 24 Monday morning, according to WLVT and the Associated Press.

Police said a Honda Odyssey went off I-24 east near mile marker 180 in Chattanooga shortly before 10:20 a.m. and crashed into the rear of the truck that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate.  The driver of the minivan and all four passengers inside died at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.  The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

A stretch of I-24 was shut down near the crash scene before reopening Monday afternoon.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fatal wreck.

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, funeral costs and lost wages. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Up to 7 vehicles involved in wreck in Williamson County

by Ponce Law | November 30th, 2020

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – A multi-vehicle accident shut down a stretch of Interstate 40 in Williamson County Sunday afternoon.

WKRN reports up to seven vehicles were involved in the crash on I-40 at mile marker 182 near Highway 96. At least two of the vehicles were tractor-trailers.

No injuries were reported in the wreck, which was reported at 4:11 p.m.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the westbound lanes of the interstate were closed in the area and traffic was being diverted. Rubbernecking delays were reported on the eastbound side.

I-40 west reopened Sunday evening after being closed for several hours.

When you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, turn to Ponce Law for the help you will need in navigating the legal system. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you pursue compensation for medical bills and lost wages. 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.