3 injured in Claiborne County school bus wreck

TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two students and another person have been taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in the Dogwood Heights community of Claiborne County, sources say.

Director of Schools Dr. C. Eddie Schoffner says one student was complaining of an apparent bump on the head, and the other student apparently hurt an arm, but their injuries are thought to be minor.

Dr. Schoffner says the bus No. 92's driver, Dickie Runyon, told him that the driver of another vehicle ran a red light and hit the bus in rear near a tire.

Dr. Schoffner says Runyon's bus driving record is impeccable.

The Claiborne County Homeland Security director says the driver of the other vehicle was also take to the hospital.

The wreck happened in front of the Frosty Freeze where highways 25 and 33 come together in Tazewell.

The Homeland Security director says he has no confirmation of the extent of the injuries, but the victims are being taken to Claiborne County Hospital.

Dr. Schoffner says the rest of the students on the bus were also taken to Claiborne County Hospital to be checked out as a precaution, and parents were able to pick up their children there.


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