Tennessee Truck Accidents

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: Pedestrian killed by pickup truck on I-40

by Ponce Law | August 7th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck in an accident that shut down a highway in Cumberland County Wednesday night, according to 1057 News.

The incident happened on westbound Interstate 40 at the 327 mile marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Richard Dennis Dell Turner got out of his Ford super duty truck when it broke down on the roadway. The vehicle started to roll and was hit by an oncoming Ford F-250 pickup truck. Turner, a resident of Evansville, Indiana, was struck by his truck and killed.

Westbound lanes were closed for hours near the scene for the accident investigation.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

Crash alert: Car rear-ended by tractor-trailer on I-40

by Ponce Law | July 27th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Two drivers escaped injury after their vehicles were involved in an accident in Cumberland County, 1057 News reported.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 40 at mile marker 316. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry driven by 50-year-old Scott Ray Hanley was rear-ended by a Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 44-year-old Ramon Luis Rodriguez Velazquez.

Hanley, from Metropolis, Illinois, and Velazquez, of Dallas, were restrained at the time and neither driver was hurt. Velazquez was charged with following too close, troopers said.

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.

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 hurt in Cumberland County tractor-trailer accident

by Ponce Law | June 30th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A driver was injured in a tractor-trailer accident in Cumberland County on Friday, 1057 News reported.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the incident happened on Interstate 40 at the 331 mile marker westbound.

Orlando Villanueva of Mexico was driving a 2015 Freightliner when he lost control of the truck in a curve on I-40 as he approached Crab Orchard.  The vehicle rolled over and slid to a stop, authorities said.

Villanueva was treated for his injuries.

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.

Crash on I-24 near Tennessee border leaves 2 dead

by Ponce Law | June 26th, 2020

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY – An accident Friday morning on Interstate 24 near the border of Tennessee and Kentucky left two people dead, Fox 17 reported.

The crash involving a Ryder box truck and a semi happened at about 8 a.m. in Christian County.

According to Kentucky State Police, the box truck was headed eastbound when it went off the road, crossed the median and entered the westbound lanes, where it slammed head-on into a semi towing a trailer.

The two vehicles caught fire and both drivers were killed, police said.

The accident affected traffic near the border, as I-24 eastbound was reduced to one lane, and traffic westbound was being diverted through the welcome center.

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.

How Speed Can Affect Tennessee Truck Accidents

by Staff Blogger | January 12th, 2015

Traffic laws against speeding ensure the safety of all motorists who travel on Tennessee’s roads and highways. However, not all motorists obey these laws, which can lead to accidents —especially when large commercial trucks are involved.

These risks are especially high in the Middle Tennessee area. Data from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office shows Davidson County has the second highest crash rate in the state for accidents caused by speeding. These crashes include Tennessee truck accidents caused by speeding drivers.

Citizens are now turning to the media to help address the problem. WKRN 2 News recently reported residents of Whites Creek have contacted them to complain about delivery trucks speeding in their neighborhood. The claims were substantiated when cameras caught drivers crossing highway divider lines and traveling up to 15 mph more than the posted speed limit.

The delivery company responded by saying their drivers are required to obey the law—a rule some of the drivers have shown they don’t follow.

So, what should you do if you’re ever in a crash with a commercial truck? The Nashville truck accident lawyers with Ponce Law  suggest talking to an experienced lawyer.

An attorney can help answer any questions you may have about your accident and has the skills and resources help establish negligence on the truck driver’s behalf.

Ponce law has a team of attorneys standing by to help you—reach out to us anytime for a free case consultation by calling (800) 363-9113.