In a shocking video that went viral and made national headlines, a Metro bus crashed into a Nashville coffee shop on October 21.
The accident occurred at Three Brothers, located at 2813 West End. According to the Tennessean, the bus was parked across from the coffee shop when it started rolling backwards and went over a curve, crashing into the front of the business and into a plate glass window.
Thankfully, customers were in the back of the shop when the accident occurred; however, the scare was caught on the shop’s surveillance video. “We watched it as it rolled. It was in slow motion,” said Three Brothers owner T.J. Wilt to the Tennessean.
A representative with the Metro Transit Authority said the incident is under investigation. The representative said that prior to the crash, the bus driver asked several passengers on board to leave the bus because it was experiencing mechanical issues.
“[The bus driver] started experiencing some issues and they were transferred to another bus (on the West End) route,” MTA representative Patricia Harris-Morehead said, according to the Tennessean.
The driver was not on the bus when the incident occurred—apparently, she got out to check on it due to the mechanical problems, when it started rolling back.
Vehicle-Building Collisions Can Result in Catastrophic Injuries
In a blog post from August, we discussed why vehicles crash into buildings. These incidents occur due to confused drivers, medical emergencies, speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving and drunk driving.
In some cases of vehicle-building collisions, pedestrians are injured or killed. As we reported previously, a report in the Miami Herald indicated that these crashes result in about 10 serious injuries per day in the U.S. Some of these injuries are the result of falling building materials.
If you are ever injured in a vehicle-building collision, talk to our Nashville car accident attorney about your legal rights. You should not have to suffer because of a driver’s negligence. You can reach him by clicking on the live chat option on this page or by calling (615) 690-2080.
“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.” – Psalms 26:2