Tennessee Truck Accident

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.

Crash alert: 4 hurt when truck collides with ambulance

by Ponce Law | July 23rd, 2020

FAIRFIELD GLADE, TN – A crash involving a truck and an ambulance in Cumberland County left four people hurt Tuesday. The Crossville Chronicle reported the incident happened at about 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of Peavine Road and Westminister Court in Fairfield Glade.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Stephen J. Atilano of Crossville was driving a Chevy S-10 in a construction zone when he slammed into the Chevy 3500 ambulance driven by 52-year-old Bobby F. Bowman of Crossville.

Bowman and a 51-year-old passenger in the ambulance were treated and released from a hospital. Atilano and a 12-year-old in his vehicle were also injured.

Bowman was expected to face several charges after being released from the hospital, including DUI and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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 truck 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.

Crash alert: Freight truck overturns on I-40 exit ramp

by Ponce Law | July 22nd, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – An accident involving a freight truck on Interstate 40 shut down an exit ramp early Wednesday morning. 1057 News reported it happened sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. in western Cumberland County.

The truck, carrying general merchandise and pulling double trailers, overturned on the eastbound ramp of the Plateau Road exit at mile marker 311 and ended up on its side. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver escaped without injury.

The exit ramp was closed for several hours as authorities worked to clear the scene.

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 truck 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.

Crash alert: Semi truck catches fire on I-40

by Ponce Law | July 20th, 2020

HICKMAN COUNTY, TN – Area firefighters responded Sunday morning after a semi truck caught fire while traveling west on Interstate 40 in Hickman County, WKRN reported.

Authorities say the incident, which involved a vehicle carrying cookie dough, occurred on I-40 westbound near mile marker 158.

Crews from Coble Fire and Bucksnort Fire arrived on the scene and brought the blaze under control, with no injuries reported.  It was estimated that the road would be reopened by 10 a.m.

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 truck 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.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer incident knocks out power

by Ponce Law | July 16th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Power was knocked out in a portion of eastern Cumberland County Wednesday due to an incident involving a tractor-trailer, according to 1057 News.

It happened as the driver, 52-year-old Joseph A. Kaskiewicz, was turning a Kenworth Conventional into the Westel Fire Hall parking lot off Highway 70.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the truck became caught in some power, telephone and cable lines and ended up tearing them down. Three utility poles were also knocked down, and the Westel community lost electricity.

Kaskiewicz, of Palm Bay, Florida, was able to get out of the vehicle without being injured. Traffic in the area was affected for hours while the scene was being cleared.

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 truck 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.

Crash alert: Truck overturns at rest area on I-40

by Ponce Law | July 9th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – State troopers responded to a truck accident at a rest area in Cumberland County Wednesday, 1057 News reported.

Authorities say 24-year-old Alfred Thomas Correa of North Carolina was driving his truck at a high rate of speed on the curve leading to the area, causing his vehicle to overturn.

Correa escaped without injury from the accident, according to police.

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 truck 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.

Driver killed in I-24 accident identified

by Ponce Law | June 29th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities have identified the driver killed in a collision with a tractor trailer in Nashville Friday night, according to a report by WSMV.

This is an update to a previous story.

The victim was 50-year-old James Danaby of Nashville.  Police say he was driving his pickup truck at about 11:30 p.m. on Interstate 24 near the Shelby Avenue exit ramp, when he slammed into the back of a tractor trailer that had broken down.

Danaby was removed from his vehicle, a 2004 Ford F-150, after being trapped inside. He was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

At this point investigators do not believe there was any impairment on the part of either driver that would have contributed to the accident.

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.