Tennessee Truck Accidents

Crash alert: Truck driver charged after multi-vehicle accident in I-40

by Ponce Law | November 18th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – A tractor-trailer driver has been charged in connection with an accident on Interstate 40 that left one person injured.

1057 News reports the incident happened Wednesday on I-40 at the 322 mile marker in Cumberland County. According to state troopers, three vehicles were waiting to turn on the exit ramp of Peavine Road when a tractor-trailer came off the interstate and caused a chain reaction crash with the other vehicles.

One person, identified as  Gregory Piggs of Cypress Inn, Tennessee, was injured in the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 37-year-old Alen Rogers of Crossville, was charged with reckless driving.

You may have legal rights to compensation for your expenses if you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a truck. At Ponce Law, we can help you pursue money for your medical bills, lost wages and other costs resulting from the accident. Contact our Nashville truck accident lawyers so that we can help you build a strong claim. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Tractor-trailer accident snarls traffic on I-40 west

by Ponce Law | November 17th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Drivers in eastern Cumberland County faced major delays over the weekend due to a tractor-trailer accident that caused a fuel spill, 1057 News reported.

Authorities said 34-year-old Justin Tabor of Crossville was driving a Peterbilt pulling a tanker Saturday morning when he lost control on Interstate 40 west at the 331 mile marker. The tractor-trailer hit a guardrail and ended up on its side.  As a result of the accident, about 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel being carried by the tanker spilled onto the highway and the median.

As crews responded to the scene for the cleanup, I-40 was shut down in the area from about 3 a.m. to 1 p.m.  During that time, drivers were detoured off the Westel Road exit to Highway 70 and then to Crab Orchard.

No one was injured in the accident. Tabor was charged with failure to exercise due care.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But filing a claim requires determining who was responsible for your accident. At Ponce Law, our Nashville truck accident lawyers know the wide variety of truck accident causes and how to deal with each case. We can gather the evidence needed to create a strong claim on your behalf. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation.

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: 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: 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.