Tennessee Bus Accident

Crash alert: Nashville transit bus collides with SUV

by Ponce Law | September 9th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police responded to a crash involving a public transit bus and another vehicle at an intersection in Nashville Tuesday afternoon, according to WSMV.

The WeGo bus collided with an SUV at about 3 p.m. in the area of Second Avenue North and Stockyard Street, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the accident.

The front of the SUV sustained heavy damage.

A police safety team was on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

When you take public transportation, you trust that the bus is well-maintained and that the driver makes it a priority to keep passengers safe.  But worn-out equipment, outdated safety features, and distracted drivers can sometimes lead to serious bus accidents. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. At Ponce Law, our Nashville bus accident lawyers know how to investigate your claim and build a strong case. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Brake Failure Blamed for Fatal Tennessee Bus Accident

by Staff Blogger | July 23rd, 2014

There are many causes of truck accidents, but one of the most common is faulty equipment. In fact, the Department of Transportation estimates that approximately 10 percent of all truck and bus crashes are the result of negligent or improper maintenance.

This statistic recently hit close to home when brake failure was named as the cause of a deadly Tennessee bus accident last week. Reports indicate the crash happened on the north side of Knoxville on July 17.

According to an article from The Brazil Times, the bus was carrying a church group that had just finished volunteering when the brakes failed as the vehicle approached an intersection. This caused the bus to enter the crossing on a red light where it then struck two other vehicles, killing one occupant and leaving several others seriously injured.

It’s important to remember that strict federal regulations are in place to prevent these types of crashes from occurring. That’s why it’s important to have a qualified Tennessee personal injury attorney by your side if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or passenger bus.

At Ponce Law, we understand how devastating crashes with commercial vehicles can be, which is why we would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. The firm would also like to wish those who were injured a speedy and full recovery.