Nashville truck accident news

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.

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Crash alert: Traffic diverted after deadly tractor-trailer fire on I-65

by Ponce Law | September 18th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Emergency responders were on the scene of a fatal tractor-trailer fire that caused traffic delays in Nashville Thursday, according to WKRN.

The incident happened north of downtown Nashville on Interstate 65 southbound at mile marker 85, near the split for I-24.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was reportedly ejected and the vehicle’s cab was engulfed by the flames. No further details regarding the fatality have been released yet.

Drivers in the area were advised to expect delays, with I-65 south not expected to reopen until 8 p.m. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says traffic was being diverted onto alternate routes.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover 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.

Pickup truck crashes into fire engine in Smyrna

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – A driver is facing DUI charges after officials say he crashed his pickup truck into a fire engine in Smyrna Tuesday, wkrn.com reported.

Tennessee Highway patrol responded to the scene at about 9:50 a.m. on Enon Springs Road East.

Officials said the pickup truck driver rear-ended the fire engine then fled the scene on foot with his wife, who was the passenger in the truck. They were located by Smyrna police and taken into custody.

The driver is facing several charges, including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. His wife has also been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, as well as public intoxication.

Both were booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Fuel spill from truck blocks stretch of I-80 West

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Emergency crews were able to clean up a fuel spill that closed off a stretch of a Nashville highway, according to a report by wsmv.com.

The fuel leaked out of a truck on I-40 westbound just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said. The incident caused parts of I-40 West to be blocked off.

A Hazmat team responded to the scene to clear the spill and I-40 West was reopened at Exit 210C.

The spill was apparently caused when the truck ran over a piece of metal that punctured the vehicle’s fuel tank.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Woman killed after being hit by dump truck

by Ponce Law | June 17th, 2020

NASHVILLE, T.N. – A woman was killed after being hit by a dump truck in the West End on Tuesday afternoon, WKRN reports.

31-year-old Ruonan Yao was crossing West End Avenue in a crosswalk when she was hit by a truck turning left onto 31st Avenue South. Yao was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University. She was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and later died of her injuries.

The District Attorney’s Office is still determining whether or not charges will be filed.

The Tennessee truck accident attorneys of Ponce Law publish these news stories to help keep those in our community safe. We represent those who’ve been hurt or who’ve lost loved ones due to the reckless, careless, or otherwise negligent actions of others. We hope you find these news stories to be informative and helpful, and if you’ve been hurt, we’ll be ready to help. Call us 24/7 at (844) 648-1678 or reach out to us online to schedule your free case evaluation with a member of our team today.1

Tractor-trailer overturns on I-65 in Davidson County

by Ponce Law | June 9th, 2020

DAVIDSON COUNTY, T.N. – A tractor-trailer overturned on I-65 on Saturday afternoon, June 6, according to WKRN and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The tractor-trailer became overturned around 12 p.m. near Exit 86, shutting down multiple lanes on the highway. The reason why the trailer became overturned is not known at this time.

The Tennessee truck accident attorneys of Ponce Law publish these news stories to help keep those in our community safe. We represent those who’ve been hurt or who’ve lost loved ones due to the reckless, careless, or otherwise negligent actions of others. We hope you find these news stories to be informative and helpful, and if you’ve been hurt, we’ll be ready to help. Call us 24/7 at (844) 648-1678 or reach out to us online to schedule your free case evaluation with a member of our team today.

Truck driver killed in crash in Hermitage

by Ponce Law | June 8th, 2020

HERMITAGE, T.N. – A Nashville truck driver was killed in a fatal crash in Hermitage on Thursday evening, according to a press release from the Nashville City Government.

The press release states that 57-year-old Richard Lejeune was driving a 2020 Freightliner truck on I-24 West when he tried to successfully navigate a curve on the road and veered off the freeway. His vehicle then slammed into a nearby rock wall.

The victim was killed upon impact. Investigators do not believe he was impaired at the time of the accident.

Were you hurt, or did you lose a loved one in a rear-end collision in Nashville? Contact a skilled Nashville car accident lawyer from Ponce Law right away for help. We’ll be ready to help you hold the negligent party accountable, and we’ll seek the maximum compensation possible for you and your loved ones. We can be reached by phone at (844) 204-6765 or by filling out a contact form.