(PRWEB) September 20, 2012
The Tennessee car crash lawyers at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates hereby alert the public to a growing number of Tennessee car accidents that are occurring at a section of the Chapman Highway in Sevier County after another fatal crash occurred on Sunday that involved a 15-passenger van and a private vehicle.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the latest fatal Tennessee auto accident occurred on Sunday morning at 9:22 a.m. on Chapman Highway near the intersection of Zion Hill Church Road in Seymour. A Chevrolet SUV that was being driven by a 21-year-old male allegedly crossed over the center line at this location and collided head-on with a 15-passenger van that was carrying people of several different ages who were on their way home from a church group weekend away in Gatlinburg.
As a result of the crash, the 15-passenger fan caught fire, and the van’s 45-year-old male driver and a 16-year-old girl passenger were killed. In addition, 12 other people were injured in the crash and they were transported to the University of Tennessee Hospital. None of their conditions were updated and none of the names of those involved were released to the public.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol also stated that there have been a total of 27 total Tennessee auto accidents since 2007 in the half-mile section of Chapman Highway between Old Zion Hill Road and Zion Hill Church Road. These crashes have led to a total of three fatalities and to 23 injuries. The Tennessee Department of Transportation also stated that an average of 14,000 vehicles per day pass through that section of the Chapman Highway.
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates hereby ask the public to exercise extreme caution when moving through this specific area, as this patch of road has been the site of several crashes during the past 5 years.
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.