Tennessee Bus Accident

Crash alert: School bus rear-ended by pickup truck in Putnam County

by Ponce Law | November 19th, 2020

COOKEVILLE, TN – State troopers were on the scene of an accident involving a school bus in Putnam County Wednesday morning, WKRN reports.

A pickup truck rear-ended the bus after it had stopped to pick up a child. Authorities said the bus had its eight-way lighting system activated at the time it was hit.

No one was injured in the crash, but there was significant damage to the pickup.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol in Cookeville tweeted a photo of the aftermath of the incident, along with a reminder to motorists to watch out for school buses.

If you or a family member were injured in an accident involving a bus, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses that you have incurred. At Ponce Law, our Nashville bus accident lawyers know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case for compensation. 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.

Crash alert: Several students hurt in Monroe County school bus accident

by Ponce Law | November 5th, 2020

MONROE COUNTY, TN – Police were on the scene of a school bus crash in Monroe County Thursday morning, WATE reported.

The accident happened on Wilson Station Road near Red River Road outside of Tellico Plains at about 7:30 a.m. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said several students were transported for medical attention with injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening.

The Monroe County Director of Schools confirmed that none of the studentss injuries were serious and added that the bus driver was not hurt.

No details were released about the circumstances that led to the crash.

If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, the compassionate Nashville bus accident attorneys at Ponce Law stand ready to assist you through the legal process. We know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case for financial compensation. Let us help you get the money you need to recover. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today, by calling (844) 888-0576 or filling out our contact form.

Crash alert: Crash involving school bus in Rutherford County leaves 3 injured

by Ponce Law | November 4th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Three people, including a student, were injured in a crash involving a school bus in Rutherford County Wednesday morning.

According to WKRN, the accident involved the bus, a pickup truck and a passenger car. It happened on John Bragg Highway near Pilot Knob Road at about 7:30 a.m.

Four children were on the bus at the time and one of them, a 16-year-old, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the car involved and a passenger were also hospitalized, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. John Bragg Highway was shut down while the scene was being cleared.

Thousands of Tennessee children take buses to and from school every day. But the distractions drivers face on school buses can sometimes lead to serious accidents. If you or a family member were injured in an accident involving a bus, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses you have incurred. At Ponce Law, our Nashville bus accident lawyers know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case. 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.

Crash Alert: Two killed, seven injured in Meigs County school bus crash

by Ponce Law | October 28th, 2020

MEIGS COUNTY, TN – A bus driver and a 7-year-old girl were killed in a school bus accident last night that injured seven other children and shut down Highway 58 for several hours as emergency responders scrambled to save them.

According to Fox 17, the accident occurred on Highway 58 just north of Lamontville Road, shortly before 4 p.m. The driver of a northbound utility truck lost control of the vehicle, skidded off the roadway, and then overcorrected, sending the truck into the path of the southbound school bus and striking it head-on.

A 7-year-old girl was killed in the crash, as was the woman driving the bus. Neither has been publicly identified.

Seven of the 22 students on Bus #12-1 at the time of the crash were taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, five via helicopter. Their conditions are not known at this time, although at least one was listed as critically injured upon intake.

The driver of the service truck received minor injuries.

The affected portion of Highway 58 was closed for seven hours as emergency responders worked the crash.

We will update this blog with additional details as they become public.

Contact a School Bus Accident Attorney in Nashville

If your child has been injured or worse in a school bus accident, we’d like to talk to you as soon as possible. At Ponce Law, our compassionate Nashville bus accident attorneys are committed to helping families who’ve been hurt because of another party’s reckless behavior. We understand how difficult the aftermath of an accident can be, and we want to help you get the financial compensation that can alleviate this burden. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today, by calling (844) 888-0576 or filling out our contact form.

Crash alert: Car crashes into school bus in Cumberland County

by Ponce Law | October 27th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Authorities say a school bus was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Friday afternoon, according to 1057 News.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 60-year-old Kevin Howard of Crossville stopped at a stop sign while driving the bus north on Allen Drive. The driver of a Kia Forte, 19-year-old Madeline Argue of Rockwood, was unable to bring her car to a halt and rear-ended the school bus.

There was an initial report that a couple of students on the bus needed to be evaluated by medics, and Howard drove the bus to Pine View Elementary School following the crash  But no injuries were reported.

When a motor vehicle accident occurs as the result of a driver’s negligence, it is important to contact an injury lawyer right away.  Without professional legal representation, you may be putting your legal rights to compensation at risk. At Ponce Law, our trusted Nashville car accident lawyers are committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve for injury-related expenses. See how we can assist you following an accident by calling us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765.  Or, reach out to us online for a free consultation.

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.