Tennessee students sent to hospital after Knox County school bus accident

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the bus from Cedar Bluff Elementary was going southbound on Cedar Bluff Road when it made a left turn, struck a car and went down an embankment.

Several children were taken to the hospital after a Knox County school bus was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon in West Knoxville. The crash was reported just after 3:30 p.m. on Cedar Bluff Road at Dutchtown Road involving bus 114. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the bus from Cedar Bluff Elementary was going southbound on Cedar Bluff Road when it made a left turn, struck a car and went down an embankment.
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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Several children were taken to the hospital after a Knox County school bus was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon in West Knoxville.

The crash was reported just after 3:30 p.m. on Cedar Bluff Road at Dutchtown Road involving bus 114. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the bus from Cedar Bluff Elementary was going southbound on Cedar Bluff Road when it made a left turn, struck a car and went down an embankment.

GALLERY: Knox County school bus accident

Six children were taken to Children’s Hospital by ambulance and three by personal vehicle. Five children were taken to UT Medical Center. All had minor injuries.

Knox County Schools says around 75 children were on board. The bus driver was not hurt, but the driver of the car had minor injuries.

Citations have not been issued at no arrests made. All parents with children on the bus have been notified.

An alternate bus will transport children home, or parents are welcome to report to La Petite Academy, according to a Knox County Schools spokeswoman.

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