Two hurt in church bus, 2-car mishap
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2014 | 1033 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of a crash investigation involving a local church bus. One child was taken to a local hospital along with the driver of a car that struck the bus.

According to reports, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders rushed to the scene on Highway 64, near Randolph Samples Road, just after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A passenger car had struck the bus from behind and the car driver was trapped as the car wedged under the bus, according to Stan Clark of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service.

The bus was carrying 39 children at the time.

Bradley County Fire-Rescue extricated the driver of the car, according to reports.

THP reports indicated a third car hit the vehicle that was trapped under the bus. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured, according to Clark.

After being removed from the car, the trapped female driver was treated at the scene before being transported to SkyRidge Medical Cente. Clark said she was in stable condition.

Clark also said one child, who was seated in the rear of the bus, was taken to the hospital for a checkup.

Names were not available for the bus driver or the injured woman.

Trooper Pumpy Tudors confirmed the arrest of the third driver as Isaac Anderson, 23, who was charged with suspicion of DUI.

Tudors said the investigation is continuing.