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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: 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.

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.