An accident involving a church bus that was carrying 18 passengers occurred in Tennessee on July 17. According to the report, a 54-year-old female died as a result of her injuries from the crash.

It was stated that the bus collided with two vehicles after possibly malfunctioning at an intersection around 5:30 p.m. Authorities stated that the bus malfunction caused it to not be able to stop in time, and it only came to a rest in a nearby CVS parking lot after striking a sedan and a pickup truck.

The driver of the sedan died in the crash. Police reported that she had latched her seat belt but was sitting on top of it when the collision occurred. Two individuals in the pickup truck and five individuals on the bus were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. One of the occupants of the truck reportedly remained in critical condition at the time of the report.

It was reported that the occupants of the bus were traveling from Brazil, Ind., to Knoxville to attend a conference at Johnson University. One day after the crash, authorities were still investigating the accident to determine if any charges would be filed in association with the incident.

Fatal accidents can occur suddenly and without warning. If a family loses a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. If the accused driver was on the clock at the time the accident occurred, the family may also be able to name the company that employed the driver as a defendant.

Source: WBIR, “KPD id’s woman killed in crash with church bus“, July 18, 2014