Last Tuesday was a particularly tragic day on Chattanooga’s Bonny Oaks Drive. Rarely do two separate accidents happen within such a short time and so close to one another. Even worse, both of these accidents were quite serious.
This first occurred around 6:45 AM. According to witnesses, a man was crossing the 3900 block of Bonny Oaks Drive when he was struck by a truck. Chattanooga police released a statement on the accident saying, “The truck tried to swerve to avoid the pedestrian but was unable to and struck the pedestrian. He was taken to a local hospital where he passed away as a result of his injuries.”
Less than two hours later and only miles away from where the pedestrian lost his life another accident took place. This time a school bus loaded with children from Tyner Middle School had a collision with a tractor trailer. On the 6500 block of Bonny Oaks Drive the bus slammed into the back of the semi-truck while it was stopped at a red light.
According to the bus driver he was distracted by several of the students. He was driving and trying to attend to a disturbance and when he looked up “it was too late to avoid the collision.” Ultimately eleven children had to be taken to local hospitals to be treated for minor injuries.
Do You Need an Auto Accident Lawyer in Chattanooga?
Days like last Tuesday on Bonny Oaks Drive remind us of how quickly and without warning auto accidents can change or even take lives. But if you’ve been affected by an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, you should be aware of your rights.
You have the right to seek compensation against the person or persons that caused you or your family to suffer, and the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm want to help you protect those rights. We’re here for you when you’ve been hurt in an auto accident. All you have to do is contact us, and we’ll tell you how we can help.
Source. WDEF.com, ‘http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Pedestrian-fatality-and-school-bus-crash-on-Bonny/LonNG12BEUC9Bseaiml83w.cspx?rss=3457,’ Erik Avanier, September 10, 2013.