Nashville Trucking Accident, Bus Accident Thursday, Six Injured

Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 19, 2010

Two major wrecks on I-65 north of Nashville ended with six people injured on Thursday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. A trucking accident in Robertson County closed all lanes of traffic for two hours, and a Greyhound bus rear-ended a car.

At about 6:13 a.m. in heavy traffic on southbound I-65 near mile marker 108 in Robertson County, a GMC pickup rear-ended a Ford Ranger that was traveling slowly due to traffic. The rear-end collision caused a chain reaction of two more crashes involving a station wagon and then a semi tractor-trailer truck.

The Highway Patrol report says there was a slowdown on the Interstate due to bus traffic. The drivers of the GMC pickup, the Ford Ranger and the station wagon were injured in the truck wreck. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. All lanes of southbound I-65 had to be closed until shortly after 8 a.m.

Just a few miles away from the trucking accident at mile marker 106 on I-65, a Greyhound bus with 41 occupants rear-ended a Toyota Camry that was stopped in the right lane. The bus accident occurred at about 5 a.m.

According to a preliminary report by the Highway Patrol, the bus was heading south in the right lane of the Interstate when it encountered the Camry that was stopped in that lane. The bus-car accident caused the Camry to spin out and come to a rest in the median.

Mike Browning, a spokesperson for the Highway Patrol said that both occupants of the Camry and one bus passenger were transported to Skyline Medical Center after sustaining personal injuries. The injured people from the car were a 64-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman from White House. The identity of the injured bus passenger was not available at the time of the Tennessean's report.

Source: The Tennessean, "Thursday's traffic report: All interstates clear after busy morning," Andy Humbles, November 18, 2010

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