TN Bus Crash Injury

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.

Nashville Receives $10 Million Grant to Improve Bus Service and Safety

by Staff Blogger | September 20th, 2013

September 20, 2013

Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed as the result of accidents while using public transportation. The Nashville Bus Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that passenger buses often crash due to driver errors or faulty equipment.

Efforts are being made in Nashville to prevent such collisions after the Department of Transportation recently issued the city a $10 million grant to improve bus safety. According to a story released by News Channel 5, Mayor Karl Dean and the Metro Transit Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Ballard, made the announcement of the project on Sept. 6.

Reports indicate that the funds provided by the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant will be used to install new traffic signals along Murfreesboro Road so that they turn green when buses are approaching.

Buses will also be outfitted with technology that allows passengers to see an estimated time of arrival at the next stop. New bus shelters and other safety improvements are also slated fro completion utilizing the funds.

Lawmakers are also considering funding for a project that would create a lane of travel along roads strictly dedicated to the bus system.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates are hopeful these projects will help to prevent accidents involving buses in the area.