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FATAL TENNESSEE BUS WRECK KILLS 8 – Authorities say that investigators will likely have to use dental records to identify some of the victims of a fatal Tennessee bus wreck on October 3, 2013.  Highway patrol reported that some of the bodies were burned or otherwise made unrecognizable, causing difficulties for authorities who were trying to notify the victims’ families about the deaths.  An officer on the scene reported that the crash was “so horrific” that it was probably the worst he had seen in his career, even after working in many different counties over his 17 years on the job.

Authorities say that a bus was carrying a group of seniors back to their church after a religious conference, when one of the tires malfunctioned and sent the bus across the median, causing it to crash into an SUV and an 18 wheeler.  Police say the bus came to rest on its side, pinning some occupants beneath it. Reportedly, eight people were killed – six passengers from the bus, one occupant from the SUV, and the driver of the 18 wheeler.  Authorities say that two people were in critical condition, seven were in serious condition, and three were in stable condition.

Investigators say that it is not yet clear exactly what happened to the bus tire, other than it failed in some way.  Authorities report that the crash was so horrific that it may be very difficult to determine if seat belts were being used or not.  Reportedly it is too early to know whether charges will be filed in connection with the wreck.

The full story can be read here.

Being involved in an auto accident, especially one involving a bus or an 18 wheeler, can lead to serious injury and sometimes death.  If you have been injured or lost a loved one in bus accident or 18 wheeler accident, you need to contact an experienced attorney to protect your rights and seek justice and compensation on your behalf.  Contact our office today for a free and confidential consultation.

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