published Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Chattanooga Police Department says bus/car crash caused by car that didn’t stop at sign

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    The crash happened just before 12:45 p.m. on Main Street at Reggie White Boulevard.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A CARTA bus/car crash Monday at 600 W. Main St. that led to eight people being sent to a hospital was caused by a northbound Acura on Carter Street that didn’t stop at a stop sign before hitting the bus, the Chattanooga Police Department said in a news release.

In a report on the collision, the news release said the bus hit a tree and fence after being struck by the car.

Seven of the occupants on the bus and the driver of the car, Brandon Ashley, were injured.

An investigation is continuing into the incident.

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