MOUNTAIN CITY — A 17-year-old driver pulled out in front of a Johnson County school bus on Monday afternoon, causing a crash that gave five students minor injuries, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a report.
The teen driver, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The teen was cited for failing to exercise due care.
The crash occurred about 3:45 p.m. Monday on Tenn. Highway 167 at the intersection with Dotson Lane.
The THP said the teen was stopped on Dotson Lane and accelerated hard, spinning the 1996 Honda Accord's tires before as it pulled in front of the school bus driven by Patricia G. Grindstaff on the highway.
The bus struck the teen's car on the driver's side door, knocking the car out of the road and into a yard. The bus stopped on the highway.
Five Johnson County students, ranging in age from 8 to 16, received minor injuries in the crash.
Earlier report posted at 5:24 p.m. Monday:MOUNTAIN CITY — Preliminary information indicates an afternoon bus crash involving a Johnson County school bus and a passenger car was only a minor injury crash.
Sgt. Bill Miller, spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol, said the incident occurred on Tenn. Highway 167 Dotson Lane and Roan Creek Road.
Miller said the driver of the passenger car is injured as well as one of the children aboard the bus.
Troopers are still working the accident and more information will be released when it becomes available.Earlier report posted at 5:10 p.m. Monday:
MOUNTAIN CITY — The Tennessee Highway Patrol was working an afternoon crash involving a Johnson County school bus and a passenger car at the intersection of Tenn. Highway 167 and Dotson Lane and Roan Creek Road.
Dalya Qualls, public information officer for the Department of Safety, said the information was still sketchy as troopers and local officers continued to work the scene of the crash.
At least one student was reportedly injured in accident, as well as the driver of the car. More information will be released as it becomes available.