2 students, driver injured in Bristol school bus crash with semi

Johnson City Press • Updated May 1, 2017 at 5:23 PM

BRISTOL — Two students and their school bus driver were hospitalized Monday morning after a tractor-trailer smashed into the back of their bus.

Bristol officials reported in a news release that the Bristol City Schools bus had stopped at the intersection of Hatchall Way and Volunteer Parkway to load students going to school when it was struck from behind by the semi truck. Police, fire and EMS were called there about 6:30 a.m.

The intersection is adjacent to Bristol’s Avoca Elementary School. The release did not indicate, however, which grade levels or school the bus was serving.

The students and the driver were taken to a hospital by ambulance. Officials described their injuries as non-life- threatening.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol was contacted to assist with any inspections on both the truck and the bus.

The investigation was ongoing at the time of the release, police said, and any charges placed were pending completion of the investigation.

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