Driver Charged After Collision with School Bus in Grundy County, Tennessee
GRUNDY COUNTY, TN. – According to an online news story reported by wsmv.com, a driver has been charged after a vehicle collision involving a school bus in Grundy County, Tennessee. The female driver was reportedly arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence. It is unclear if any students were injured.*
The accident took place in the afternoon on March 8, 2019 on Highway 108 in Altamont, Grundy County, Tennessee. A passenger vehicle and a head start bus were somehow involved in a collision on the highway at about 2:30 p.m., but it is not clear how the collision occurred. No details about the nature of the crash or the events leading to the accident were included in the report from WSMV.
The news report states that 12 students were on the bus at the time, and that the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office credited the bus driver’s “quick reaction” in keeping the children safe. However, the report did not expressly confirm that no students were injured in the accident.
Photos from the scene posted to the WSMV website show that a third vehicle appears to have also been involved in the crash. The photos depict the bus parked across the highway with no immediately visible damage, as well as a gold car and a blue car. The blue car is in a tree-lined area off of the roadway, and the gold car is stopped in one lane of the road. The blue car has front-end damage, while the gold car has significant damage to the front driver’s side.
The WSMV report states that the driver of one of the two cars was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in connection with the crash. She was identified as a 35-year-old woman from Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee.
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