Multiple students taken to hospital in Bristol, Tennessee school bus crash


News 5 has learned new information about a crash involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer in Bristol, Tennessee.

Authorities said that eight students were involved in the crash. Five were on board the bus and three were getting on board. Five students and the driver of the tractor-trailer were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that are not considered life threatening.

According to the Bristol, Tennessee Director of Schools, the tractor-trailer was carrying pine tree derivative, which is not hazardous.

The crash happened just after 6:30 a.m. Monday along Volunteer Parkway at Hatchell Way in front of the the Avoca Baseball Field and Mad Greek Restaurant.


A Tennessee High School student was taken to the hospital Monday morning after at tractor trailer collided with a school bus.

According to Bristol Tennessee Schools Spokeswoman Rebecca Craddock, five students were on board and two students were getting on the bus when the wreck happened.

One student was taken to the hospital by ambulance but is expected to recover.

Craddock says parents may take other students to be checked out.

Bus 2-H was involved.

It happened just after 6:30 AM Monday morning along Volunteer Parkway at Hatchell Way in front of the the Avoca Ballfield and Mad Greek Restaurant.

Traffic is backed up in the area.

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