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Nine hurt in Roane County school bus accident

At least nine students were hospitalized with minor injuries after the school bus they were riding in Roane County was involved in an accident, News Channel 11 reported on October 22.

Information coming from the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that a school bus occupied by 22 students flipped on its side on the 600 block of Mahoney Road. The accident reportedly occurred when the bus’s tires failed to navigate the curve and slipped off the road. There is apparently no guardrail in place to protect vehicles from sliding down the steep hill.

Nine students were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor cuts to a possible separated shoulder. The driver, identified as 66-year-old Sam Davis, was not injured in the mishap. An investigation is being conducted by Highway Patrol in order to determine the cause of the crash.

The lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many Nashville families experience financial difficulties when their children suffer injuries in accidents such as this. For those families, our attorneys are prepared to seek justice and financial compensation to help the victims manage the recovery. To discuss your case with our attorneys, call us today at (615) 277-2765.

Nashville roads unsafe for pedestrians

Nashville was recently revealed by a study to be one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, an article by the Tennessean stated on May 22.

In the 51 locations they studied, pedestrian and metro design advocacy group Smart Growth America stated that Nashville placed 15th in amount of pedestrian accidents. At least 210 pedestrian deaths were recorded in Nashville between 2003 and 2012. Leslie Meehan of Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization said that the city has delayed constructing design changes to roads that would increase pedestrian safety. Meehan stressed the need for road improvements due to the growing popularity of biking and walking around the metro.

Unfortunately, pedestrians who were struck by vehicles on the road often sustain serious injuries that result in expensive medical treatment. If you experience this in Nashville, the lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may help you hold negligent parties liable for your injuries, and you may be entitled to receive the financial aid you need for treatment. Tell us your story today at (615) 277-2765, and learn how we may help you.

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