Tennessee residents often make use of public transit out of affordability and convenience. Largely, the people who use the public transit system do so with a feeling of safety. However, a Tennessee car accident involving public transit can cause passengers to suffer serious accident and injury in an instant.
In a recent public bus crash, five victims were transported to the hospital. The accident, which occurred on a recent Thursday afternoon, involved a public transit bus that was struck by a car. Officials claim that the incident occurred after the bus was struck by an automobile that ran through a red light.
Among the five injured people, four had unknown conditions as of Feb. 27. However, a fifth female victim was being treated for critical injuries at the hospital. The transit authority in charge of the bus is currently trying to investigate the exact cause of the accident. Officials do not believe that the bus driver was at fault.
There is only so much that a Tennessee resident can do to avoid being involved in a car accident. Generally, however, if a member of the community is seriously injured by someone who breaks a traffic law, that victim may have cause to file a civil suit for damages. Indeed, hospital bills are exorbitantly expensive, and many people do not have sufficient health insurance coverage to pay for them. By filing a personal injury lawsuit relating to a car accident, victims may be able to receive much needed financial assistance to pay for their medical care.
Source: wmctv.com, Five people sent to hospital after downtown crash involving MATA bus, No author, Feb. 27, 2014