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Four Ketron Elementary students taken to hospital following bus accident

February 24th, 2014 9:31 pm by Wes Bunch, Net News Service

Four Ketron Elementary students taken to hospital following bus accident

KINGSPORT — Four elementary school students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following an accident Monday afternoon that involved a Sullivan County school bus.

The incident occurred on Newland Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. near Ketron Elementary School in Bloomingdale, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart said.

School officials reportedly told authorities that the bus driver was making a left-hand turn from Cardinal Street to Newland Avenue when the incident took place.

Earhart said a wheel dropped off the side of the road as the bus was making the turn onto Newland.

Several students riding the bus reportedly received minor injuries, with three being transported by Sullivan County EMS to Holston Valley Medical Center as a precaution.

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