STUDENTS ESCAPE INJURY IN CRASH

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 9/10/19

No students were injured when a vehicle rear-ended a Bradley County Schools activity  bus on Georgetown Road N.W., near the Exit 25 off-ramp Monday afternoon.The accident took place at …

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STUDENTS ESCAPE INJURY IN CRASH

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No students were injured when a vehicle rear-ended a Bradley County Schools activity  bus on Georgetown Road N.W., near the Exit 25 off-ramp Monday afternoon.

The accident took place at approximately 3 p.m.

According to a statement issued by Bradley County Director of Schools Dr. Linda Cash, “Students were assessed and there were no injuries.”

Cash also said a secondary bus took students back to Bradley Central High School and their parents were notified. 

The BCHS principal, safety director and transportation supervisor were present at the scene.

According to Cleveland Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Evie West, the driver of a Mitsubishi crashed into the bus which was stopped at a red light.

"The Mitsubishi attempted to change lanes into the right turn lane," West said. "When he began his lane change, he was struck by a vehicle that was already traveling in the right turn lane. This caused the Mitsubishi to spin around and strike the rear of the bus."

West said the bus was occupied by 38 students.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was transported by Bradley County EMS to a local hospital for minor injuries. He was cited for failure to yield the right of way and no insurance, West reported.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, West said.

According to media reports, the students aboard the activity bus had been on a field trip.

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