Five children go to hospital after school bus crash in Knox County

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn.(WVLT)--A crash involving two Blount County school buses sent five children to the hospital Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 9:30 in the north bound lanes of Alcoa Highway on the Buck Karnes Bridge. KPD says the two buses were in the outside lane when the first bus slowed for traffic. The second bus couldn't stop in time and side-swiped the first bus.

After impact the second bus swerved into the center lane and in front of a north bound Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Corolla was went to UT Medical Center for treatment and observation.

The five children went to Children’s Hospital with minor injuries and for observation.

The buses are owned by Huffman Bus in Blount County. The students were from Carpenters Elementary School in Blount County.

The driver of the second bus, Joseph Hackney, was cited for Careless Driving and Driving on Expired Tags. Keith Long, the driver on the first bus is not facing any charges.


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