Knox Co. school bus involved in Middlebrook crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knox County school bus was involved in a crash with a car around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Middlebrook Pike and Fox Lonas Rd.

Deputies say there were four students on board the school bus when the driver pulled in front of an oncoming car driven by a minor teen boy. School spokesperson Melissa Copeland says none of the students were taken to the hospital. One child did receive a bump or bruise to their knee, Copeland says. The bus driver also suffered a minor knee injury.

Copeland says bus number 154 was involved in the crash. That bus, she says, serves Hardin Valley Academy.

The bus driver, Tommy Buck, 71, will undergo a drug test, which Copeland says is required any time a school bus is involved in an accident. Deputies cited Buck for failure to yield.

Eye-in-the-Sky Pete Michaels and Volunteer TV's Austin Price both report that the front end of the car involved in the crash was ripped off the vehicle, and the bus is facing eastbound in the westbound lanes.

It's not clear if anyone in the car was injured.

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