Tennessee Truck Accident Injury

Crash alert: 2 injured when tractor-trailer runs off road on I-40

by Ponce Law | October 29th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Two people were injured in a tractor-trailer crash in Cumberland County early Tuesday.

According to 1057 News, the accident happened around the 337 mile marker on Interstate 40 westbound. Tennessee state troopers said 58-year-old David Clutter was driving a Volvo tractor-trailer when the vehicle ran off the road. The truck crashed into some trees and then came to rest in the highway median.

Clutter, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and a passenger, 61-year-old Larry Treat, were hospitalized at Cumberland Medical Center. No details were immediately released on their condition.

The Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. We’re available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Cargo fire slows down traffic on I-24 east

by Ponce Law | October 19th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Drivers in Rutherford County were dealing with traffic delays on Saturday afternoon due to a cargo fire on Interstate 24, according to WSMV.

The incident happened on I-24 at mile marker 71, and was reported shortly after 3 p.m. The fire broke out on a vehicle that was carrying food products, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

No one was injured in the incident.  Traffic was getting by on just one inside lane of I-24 while the scene was being cleared.

Authorities were expecting the delays to last for several hours.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, do not hesitate to call the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law.  When you call us, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help.  To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Victim identified in I-24 tractor-trailer wreck

by Ponce Law | October 13th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – State troopers have released additional information regarding a deadly tractor-trailer accident Friday night on Interstate 24, according to the Murfreesboro Post.

This is an update to a previous story.

The victim was identified as 43-year-old Jonathan Walker of Hartsville. He was driving his commercial vehicle hauling cattle on I-24 between Interstate 840 and Almaville Road when the accident occurred at about 5:45 p.m.

Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said a Honda Accord driven by a 17-year-old went out of control, hit a cable barrier and spun in front of Walker’s vehicle. The tractor-trailer crashed and caught fire.

The 17-year-old, from Murfeesboro, was injured in the accident.

If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, Ponce Law can help during this challenging time. Our skilled and compassionate Nashville car accident lawyers will work with you to build a strong claim for the full extent of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer accident on I-40 leaves driver injured

by Ponce Law | October 8th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A tractor-trailer driver was hurt when his vehicle crashed and overturned in Cumberland County Monday, 1057 News reports.

Tennessee state troopers said it happened as 62-year-old Ralph Jeffery Story was driving a 2018 International on Interstate 40. Story, who was pulling two FedEx trailers, ran off the road and hit a guardrail at the 331 mile marker. The truck went down an embankment and ended up on its side.

Story was transported by helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center. Details on his injuries were not released.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

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. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. 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.

Crash alert: Truck rollover in Mt. Juliet injures driver, closes road

by Ponce Law | September 30th, 2020

MT. JULIET, TN – Crews were on the scene of a truck accident that shut down a road in Wilson County on Tuesday afternoon.

According to WSMV, a cement truck crashed and rolled over on Adams Lane between Crossings Circle and Central Pike in Mt. Juliet. The driver was hospitalized but the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Adams Lane was closed following the accident, and police said the cleanup and removal efforts would be lengthy.  The road reopened at about 6:30 p.m.

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

Crash alert: Sanitation truck hits bridge overpass on I-40

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – According to 1057 News, a sanitation truck driver was hurt when part of the vehicle hit a bridge in Cumberland County.

State troopers said 75-year-old Franklin Cordell Hensley was driving a Mack GU7 Friday afternoon when the lift of the truck struck the underneath portion of an overpass bridge on Interstate 40 over Highway 70 East. The lift had not been properly secured, authorities said.

Hensley, of Crossville, sustained minor injuries in the accident. The Tennessee Department of Transportation worked over the weekend to clean up the scene and make repairs. One eastbound lane on I-40 and Highway 70 under the bridge were shut down for the repair work.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, do not hesitate to call the experienced Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law.  When you call us, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help.  To learn more about our services, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer accident impacts traffic on I-840

by Ponce Law | September 9th, 2020

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – An accident involving a tractor-trailer affected traffic in Rutherford County Wednesday afternoon, according to WKRN.

The vehicle, which was hauling lime, overturned on Interstate 840 eastbound at mile marker 58.5. Minor injuries were reported in the crash.

Only one lane was getting by on the highway as county fire and rescue teams worked to clear the scene, and delays of several hours were expected.

Big trucks are common sights on Tennessee’s highways and interstates. While most trucks are well-maintained and operated by trained professionals, sometimes trucking companies put profits over safety and that can lead to accidents. The Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. . To see how we can help, you can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer accident on I-65 leaves driver injured

by Ponce Law | September 3rd, 2020

SUMNER COUNTY, TN – An accident involving two tractor-trailers left one of the drivers injured and caused traffic delays in Sumner County.

According to WKRN, the incident happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 65 south near mile marker 103.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a Volvo semi-truck and a Freightliner sideswiped each other as traffic was slowing on I-65. The two trucks then hit a guardrail, with the Volvo going through the guardrail and overturning in the median of the highway.

The driver of the Volvo, 56-year-old Teddy Essien of Philadelphia, was hospitalized with minor injuries. The other truck driver, 48-year-old James Harvey of Westmoreland, was not hurt.

Southbound traffic was diverted off I-65 after the southbound lanes were shut down, and northbound traffic was slowed by rubbernecking delays.

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. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help. To find out if we can assist you, call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Woman killed when tractor-trailer hits car on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 14th, 2020

LEBANON, TN – A woman was killed in an accident involving a car and two tractor-trailers on Interstate 40 Thursday evening.

According to WSMV, the incident occurred on I-40 west near mile marker 246 just east of the Linwood exit in Lebanon. Police said 59-year-old Angela Scott was driving a Chevrolet Impala at about 5:30 p.m. when she hit a Freightliner tractor trailer and lost control of her car.

Scott drove off the eastbound lanes, across a median and into the westbound lanes, police said. Her vehicle was then hit by another Freightliner tractor-trailer. Scott was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the wreck. No one else was hurt.

Police say no charges have been filed. I-40 west was shut down after the accident and drivers were advised to take alternate routes.

Big trucks are common sights on Tennessee’s highways and interstates. While most trucks are well-maintained and operated by trained professionals, sometimes trucking companies put profits over safety. That can lead to accidents caused by unsafe trucks and untrained drivers. Our experienced Nashville truck accident attorneys are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. See how we can help, what to do following an accident, and call us 24/7 for a free consultation at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Fatal pickup truck accident in Crossville

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – An accident involving a pickup truck claimed the life of a man in Cumberland County.

According to 1057 News, the incident happened Wednesday morning on Genesis Road in Crossville. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 77-year-old Arlen D Aytes of Crossville was driving a Ford Ranger south when he went off the road and then overcorrected. The truck ended up going across the highway, off the side of the road and into a ditch before overturning and hitting a tree.

Aytes, who was restrained at the time, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

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