Recent Tennessee car accidents: School bus was rear-ended by car

Two drivers suffered injuries in a three-vehicle accident recently, police say. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that a school bus was involved as well. The accident occurred on a recent Tuesday morning in November in Strawberry Plains, just after 3:20 p.m on Highway 11E. When car accidents result in serious injuries, the individuals affected will often have to determine who was at-fault. 

The school bus, driven by a 53-year-old woman, was headed southbound on the highway. She stopped the vehicle in order to allow several of the riders to get off at a bus stop. When the bus began to move again, an SUV driven by a 24-year-old individual rear-ended it. Just before this, the SUV had rear-ended another vehicle in the same lane, at which point it skidded and crashed into the bus, the authorities say.

None of the children were injured in the crash. However, the rear-ended car ended up in the median, and its driver, a 70 year old individual, was rushed to a local medical center. The driver of the SUV was also taken to a local hospital and received several citations, including following too closely. Both individuals' injuries were allegedly not life-threatening.

It is often the case that, when drivers rear-end others and cause car accidents, the driver in the rear will be found either partially or completely at fault. Drivers are supposed to exercise due caution by following the vehicle in front of them at a safe distance. When a Tennessee individual is seeking damages from being involved in a car accident, there are a multitude of factors that come into play. With the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, an individual can learn what these are and, with the proper legal guidance, might be awarded a fair amount of compensation in order to make the healing process proceed much more smoothly.

Source:, "Car rear-ends school bus on 11-E", Steve Marion, Nov. 12, 2015

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