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Decision to Keep Schools Open During Snow Puts Children in Danger

2017 has gotten off to a chilly start, and Nashville parents have a bone to pick with Metro Schools. On Friday, January 6, Metro Schools decided to keep the school district open despite bad weather. As a result, hundreds of students were put at risk. Nearly a dozen bus crashes were reported during the morning and afternoon that day because of icy roads, though fortunately, no one was injured. One bus slid into a mailbox, two others were stuck in ice and at least one bus ran off the road. The decision to keep schools open was made at 5am that day, when school officials believed that the worst of the icy weather would not hit Nashville proper. At 8:45, the mistake was made known when the school district made the announcement that school would be dismissed early due to the weather. School Bus Accident Liability When children are injured…
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Who is Responsible for This Nashville Bus Accident That Injured Four Passengers?

An MTA bus made its usual stop at Nolensville Pike and Veritas Street. Upon moving again, it clipped a stopped car. Four people on the bus were injured in this Nashville bus accident. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there are approximately 220 bus accidents per year in Davidson County alone. What are the Leading Causes of Bus Accidents in Tennessee? All drivers on the roads owe others a “duty of care,” which means they must drive in a responsible manner that is expected of any reasonable person in similar circumstances. This means showing a level of care that is necessary to avoid causing harm to others. This is especially true for bus drivers and the companies they work for. Unfortunately, bus accidents are more common than you would think, though they occur for a variety of reasons. The most common causes of bus accidents in…
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Dandridge Bus Accident Kills Eight, Injures 14

A tragic bus accident in Dandridge on October 2 has been fetching national attention, after eight people were killed and fourteen people were injured. According to the Associated Press (AP), the crash is still under investigation. Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reported that a church bus from North Carolina was traveling on I-40 east near Dandridge, Tennessee around 2 p.m., when one of its tires blew out. The driver reportedly lost control of the bus, hitting a tractor-trailer and SUV. The tractor-trailer burst into flames. The bus was carrying 18 people from a church in Statesville, North Carolina. There was one person in the tractor-trailer, and three people in the SUV. Eight people were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, while 14 were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. “This is probably, in my 17 years, the most serious incident I’ve ever…
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