Bus Accident Injury

Preliminary Reports Say Blown Out Tire Caused Fatal Tennessee Bus Accident

by Staff Blogger | October 4th, 2013

October 4, 2013

The Nashville Bus Accident Lawyers explain that when a collision occurs involving a large commercial passenger vehicle, faulty equipment is sometimes to blame. This seems to have been the case with a crash that occurred earlier this week in east Tennessee.

According to an article published by The Tennessean, the incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. along Interstate 40, near mile marker 423. Reports indicate the bus was heading east along the highway when a front tire blew out. This caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and swerve across the median, into the path of a westbound tractor-trailer and SUV. All three vehicles collided, resulting in eight people being killed and another 14 being seriously injured.

In the wake of the accident, the Red Cross has announced a hotline for assistance to immediate family members of those who were injured or killed in the crash. Also, the North Carolina Highway Patrol has launched an investigation into the incident to determine the exact cause of the accident.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult motor vehicle accidents can be for those involved and their families. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to those who knew the victims who were killed. They would also like to wish those who were injured a full recovery.