What Caused a Nashville School Bus Accident?

WSMV-TV reported that a Metro school bus was involved in a head-on crash near the Nashville International Airport on September 2. Photo of car accident

The television station reported that at least three vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred on Donelson Pike and Hangar Lane. Officials said the crash occurred at around 3:45 p.m., and that the bus driver was one of two people injured in the wreck, suffering a hand injury.

Investigators said the other person injured in the accident was the driver of one of the vehicles that struck the bus. He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. The accident remains under investigation.

There were reportedly 45 students from STEM Prep Academy onboard the bus at the time of the accident. Initial reports suggest that the driver of one of the vehicles may have hydroplaned and slid into the school bus.

Why Do School Bus Accidents Take Place?

Unfortunately, as we reported in this blog in March, bus accidents in the U.S., including those involving school buses, charter buses, public transportation and church buses, occur for a variety of reasons.

Common causes of bus accidents include driver error, defective auto parts and reckless or distracted driving. If you are ever injured in a bus accident, or your son or daughter is harmed on the way to or from school, talk to our Nashville injury attorney about your legal rights.

In cases where negligence is involved in a bus accident, you may be able to collect damages. This includes instances were driver inattention or errors resulted in a crash.

You can reach our Nashville lawyer by clicking on the live chat option on this page or by filling out the contact request form.

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