Truck crashes into bus in Tennessee after driver sneezes

Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 1, 2012

Every year there are thousands of people who are injured or killed in accidents with large tractor-trailers. These accidents often occur in a matter of seconds, but the effects last much longer.

Recently, seven people were injured in a bus accident in Tennessee. At the time, the group of passengers was traveling to Nashville.

The accident between the Megabus and a tractor-trailer happened on Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. There were 15 people on the bus, and seven of those ended up suffering from injuries. The injuries are described as non-life threatening.

Troopers from the Tennessee State Patrol report that the driver of the tractor-trailer was driving behind the bus when the driver sneezed. After sneezing, the tractor-trailer ended up rear-ending the back of the bus.

In addition to sneezing, a recent news article also brings up the fact that the crash happened while both of the vehicles were in a construction zone along Interstate 24. The wreck resulted in one of the lanes of the highway needing to be temporarily closed down.

This recent truck accident brings up several questions. For example, was the truck driver following too closely? Maybe if there was more distance between the two vehicles, a sneeze wouldn't have resulted in an accident? Also, in addition to sneezing, was the truck driver distracted by being in the construction zone?

In general, when there is an accident involving a truck, these are just some of the questions that need to be analyzed in order to determine what exactly happened.

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