Grand Jury to Decide Criminal Charges in Fatal Tennessee Truck Accident Case

by Staff Blogger | October 21st, 2013

October 21, 2013

The Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain drivers of commercial vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, are responsible for following certain regulations that help ensure safe travels. Failure to abide by these standards can cause accidents and lead to the responsible drivers and their employers being held liable for damages.

A truck driver is potentially facing legal action after a fatal collision that occurred in Rutherford County in June. According to an article from FOX 19 News, the incident occurred on I-24 as traffic slowed to a halt for Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Reports indicate the 25- and 28-year-old victims were at the back of a traffic line when a tractor-trailer being driven by a Campbellsville, Kentucky, man failed to slow and plowed into the rear of their vehicle before colliding with several others.

The driver was ticketed for failure to exercise due care. However, the district attorney announced the case would be brought before a grand jury for more serious charges to be filed in the matter.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates are aware of how difficult recuperating from the loss of a loved one can be. That is why the firm is hopeful a decision being made by the courts will help bring some closure to the families of the victims.