Motorcycle rider seriously injured in crash with school bus in Blountville


The rider of a motorcycle was airlifted to a local hospital following a collision with his bike and a school bus Thursday afternoon.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kristen Quon said officers arrived at the scene just before 2 p.m. following the crash in the 400 block of Buncombe Road.

A preliminary report said a county school bus was backing out of a driveway when the cyclist struck the back of the bus. There were no children on board the bus at the time of the wreck, Quon said.