Nashville crash leaves 5 injured after fire truck and bus collide as winter snowstorm batters Music City

A WINTER snowstorm battering Tennessee caused a three-vehicle crash that left five injured after a fire truck and bus collided.

Fire responders in Nashville rushed to the scene on Jefferson Street near Third Avenue North in Germantown on Thursday morning.

According to officials, the pile-up involved a Nashville Fire Department truck, a WeGo Public Transit bus and another vehicle.

Five people, including two firefighters, were rushed to local hospitals. The status of their injuries is unknown.

Officials urged drivers to stay off the roads if possible as a snowstorm continued to batter the Music City.

A WeGo Public Transit spokesperson said the fire truck hit the back end of the bus while on an emergency call, causing the bus to spin around and block the street.

The spokesperson said two passengers were taken to the hospital.

"Nashville, while emergency crews and [Nashville Department of Transportation] trucks continue to work hard to treat and clear roads, many areas across the city are quite slick," Nashville Mayor John Cooper tweeted.

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"Such weather conditions are not ideal for travel. Please be safe and careful, and stay home if you can."

About two to six inches of snow is expected to accumulate in Tennessee on Thursday.


On Wednesday, heavy snowfall in Michigan sparked several vehicle pile-ups, which involved at least 40 cars and a jackknifed semi-truck, left several injured on the US-131.

Also, on Wednesday, a major freeway in New York saw over 20 cars piled up as arctic air and snowfall hit the East Coast, causing delays at LaGuardia Airport.

New York State Police said they're dealing with 15 separate accidents spread across the Hutchinson River, Cross County, and Bronx River Parkways.

The Westchester County Police shared a photo that showed multiple cars piled up near Boston Post Road in Pelham, NY.

Freezing rain in the Tri-State area caused ground delays at LaGuardia airport as all flights were stalled for at least an hour.

On Monday, hundreds of drivers were stranded for more than 15 hours on Interstate 95 near Virginia.

Cars and trucks remained gridlocked on the I-95 as of 5am local time on Tuesday, while around 400,000 people were left without power.

According to the National Weather Service., Fredericksburg saw around 14 inches of snow, while temperatures plunged to bitter lows of 13F overnight.

Meanwhile, around 12 inches of the white stuff fell in Chancellorsville.

Some stranded motorists spent more than 20 hours in the massive traffic jams.

Per WTOP, some were left without heat as they had to turn off their car engines to save fuel.

One person told the outlet that they had been stuck on the interstate with their three kids, including a baby.

Another said he had been stuck in traffic on the interstate for two-and-a-half hours, fearing he would miss his dad's funeral.

Senator Tim Kaine said he had been stuck on the interstate for 19 hours while heading to Washington DC.

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