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Bus Blows Tire Crashes with Semi Truck & SUV; Eight Dead in Fiery Accident

JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN – Eight people were killed on Wednesday October 2, in a fiery bus crash with an SUV and a semi truck on I-40 in Jefferson County, TN. Jefferson County is located in the eastern part of Tennessee. The accident site was about 37.5 miles northeast of Knoxville on I-40 about one mile southeast of I-81.

Eight people were killed in a tour bus crash with an SUV and a semi truck on I-40 in Jefferson County, TN on October 2, 2013. Photo credit: video11.com

Eight people were killed in a tour bus crash with an SUV and a semi truck on I-40 in Jefferson County, TN on October 2, 2013. Photo credit: video11.com

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Passenger Car Gets Wedged Under Semi Truck Trailer in Accident on I-640 in Knoxville TN

KNOXVILLE, TN – A Nissan passenger car hit some wet pavement on I-640 and crashed into a semi truck, wedging itself under the semi trailer in Knoxville, TN on June 18, 2013.

A passenger car hit a semi truck on I-640 near the I-40 in Knoxville, TN wedging itself under the trailer on June 18, 2013. Photo credit: WBIR.com

A passenger car hit a semi truck on I-640 near the I-40 in Knoxville, TN wedging itself under the trailer on June 18, 2013. Photo credit: WBIR.com

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Dump Truck Accident Spills Dirt Shutting Down Highway in Alcoa Tennessee

ALCOA, Tenn. — A dump truck, which was carrying a load of dirt, overturned on Friday April 26 caused the northbound lanes of the Alcoa Highway to be shut down.

A dump truck overturned on the northbound Alcoa Highway in Louisville, TN on April 26, 2013. Photo credit: WBIR.com

A dump truck overturned on the northbound Alcoa Highway in Alcoa TN on April 26, 2013 spilling dirt and shutting down the highway. Photo credit: WBIR.com

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Fatal Truck Accident Kills Two in Bradley County Tennessee

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — Two people were tragically killed on Monday Sept. 24 in a crash involving a tractor trailer, TDOT truck and a highway patrol car on Interstate 75 near Charleston, Tennessee.

A semi truck driver and a TDOT worker (Tennessee Department of Transportation) were killed in a semi truck accident on the northbound I-75 in Bradley County, TN near Charleston on Sept. 24, 2012.

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Two Killed in Head-On Truck Accident in Tennessee

MT. JULIET, TN – Two people were killed Wednesday morning, November 10, after being involved in a head-on truck accident on a highway in Wilson County, Tennessee. The fatal collision occurred when one of the drivers drove the wrong way on Interstate 40 in the city of Mt. Juliet, TN. The accident area is in the north central section of the state on the eastern edge of the Nashville metro region, about 82 miles south of Bowling Green, Kentucky and about 125 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama.

Late Wednesday morning 62 year old truck driver William McGinnis of Ohio was driving a semi trailer truck through Wilson County, traveling westbound on Interstate 40. The trailer section of the semi was filled with a hazardous material known as Ferric Chloride, a type of toxic acid that can be deadly if inhaled in large quantities. The trucking company is based in Ohio. ... Read More

Tennessee Train Hits Semi Truck Crossing Railroad Tracks

LEBANON, TN – The Music City Star commuter train that travels between Nashville and Lebanon, TN,  hit a dump truck crossing the tracks near a construction site in Wilson County Tuesday morning. No one was injured.

Tennessee Music City Star commuter train hits dump truck croosing railroad tracks

Tennessee Music City Star commuter train hits dump truck crossing railroad tracks

The Music City Star is a commuter rail service that runs between Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee covering 32 miles of rail line. The railroad service uses the existing tracks of the Nashville and Eastern Railroad and currently has six stops: Riverfront Station (western terminus), Donelson, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Martha (Tennessee State Route 109 and U.S. Highway 70), and Lebanon (eastern terminus).

The train was on its way to pick up passengers in Lebanon when it struck the semi dump truck on a construction crossing just east of Highway 109, Metropolitan Transit Authority spokeswoman Patricia Harris-Morehead reports.

Approximate location of Music City Star train and truck accident near Lebanon, TN

Approximate location of Music City Star train and truck accident near Lebanon, TN

According to Harris-Morehead there were no passengers on the train at the time, only the train engineer and conductor.  The train hit the truck while the truck was backing across the tracks. The truck driver was not injured.

The train was preparing to make its last run of the morning. Its afternoon schedule was not affected by the crash.

The Tennessee Titans football game is still scheduled for Friday. The Music City Star train is scheduled to run a Game-Day Express to shuttle passengers to and from the Tennessee Titans football game on Friday. This accident will not interrupt any of those plans, officials said.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority took over management of the train last year from the Regional Transportation Authority, which started running between Lebanon and Nashville in 2006.

Harris-Morehead said Tuesday afternoon’s accident was the fifth time the train had collided with a vehicle along the route, which runs from Nashville’s riverfront through Hermitage, Donelson and Mt. Juliet before it ends off Baddour Parkway in Lebanon.

None of those crashes resulted in serious injuries, she said.

In August 2008, the train hit a car stuck in a ditch near Tulip Grove Road in Hermitage. A month later, a teen was treated for bumps and bruises after being hit by the train while driving his truck over the tracks in Lebanon. Police said he tried to cross the tracks despite the flashing warning lights, and that he got out of his truck before the train hit it.

Tennessean.com contributed to this story.

The law firm of Gordon & Elias offers legal information to anyone who may have been injured in a train or semi truck accident in Tennessee or nationwide.  Steve Gordon is a nationwide FELA lawyer and truck accident attorney who specializes in helping individuals and families who may need help.

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