Every year tens of thousands of people flock to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music Festival. The massive week-long event is a haven for music lovers and draws attendees from around the world to the usually quiet town of Manchester. With this flood of festival-goers comes a huge increase in traffic to the area. Of course, more traffic means that there’s a greater chance of there being serious auto accidents, and this year’s Bonnaroo was unfortunately no exception.
Traffic on Interstate 24 was crawling as travelers to the festival made their way around a minor car accident. But a much, much worse accident was about to follow. A tractor trailer was barreling toward the gridlocked traffic, and he wasn’t slowing down.
The semi-truck smashed into the line of cars and overturned. Ultimately nine vehicles were involved in a large pile-up, and five people suffered serious injuries, requiring them to be flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. But that wasn’t the worst of the Tennessee truck accident.
One of the vehicles that were struck had burst into flames. Tragically, the two young men in the vehicle were unable to escape the fiery wreck and both lost their lives in the accident. The negligence of the truck driver certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed, however, and he’s been cited for “failure to exercise care.” But true justice might also be served as the careless driver may be facing serious criminal charges as well.
Truck Accident Lawyers Nashville
The destructive power of truck accidents is undeniable after tragedies like the one on the road to Bonnaroo. But what can you do after you or a loved one have suffered at the hands of a negligent truck driver or their employer?
The truck accidents attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates can help you fight back against the trucking company that hurt your family. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one. Contact us today and tell us about your Nashville truck accident claim and we’ll tell you how we can help.
Source. Tennessean.com, ‘http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130613/NEWS01/130613002/UPDATE-THP-IDs-pair-killed-fiery-crash-while-driving-Bonnaroo,’ Adam Tamburin, June 13, 2013.
Source. WBIR.com, ‘http://www.wbir.com/news/article/277249/2/2-killed-in-10-vehicle-crash-near-Murfreesboro,’ June 13, 2013.