Bus crash victim dies in hospital
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2012 | 2300 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Charleston resident who was involved in a collision with a Bradley County School bus last week has died in a Chattanooga hospital.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, BCSO Traffic Unit officers confirmed Jeremy H. Anderson, 34, died Tuesday afternoon.

Anderson’s sport utility vehicle reportedly crossed the centerline and traveled into the opposite lane on North Lee Highway just before 7 a.m., Dec. 5.

His SUV struck a Bradley County Special Needs bus with a driver and one student aboard.

The driver of the bus was identified as Yaroslava Struk, 44, of Cleveland.

The 14-year-old passenger was uninjured, but transported to SkyRidge Medical Center for a checkup.

Anderson was reportedly ejected from his vehicle and was underneath it when first responders arrived.

Due to inclement weather, LifeForce helicopter could not take off and Anderson was taken by Bradley County Emergency Medical Service to Erlanger Medical Center in critical condition just after the crash, according to Stan Clark, information officer for BCEMS. Struk was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center and was in stable condition after the crash.

According to data from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson is the 21st person to die on a Bradley County roadway this year.

Investigation is still continuing by members of the BCSO Traffic Unit.