School bus involved in hit-and-run accident, the third accident involving a Hamilton County Schools bus this week

School bus involved in hit-and-run accident, the third accident involving a Hamilton County Schools bus this week

March 8th, 2019 by Meghan Mangrum in Breaking News

A Hamilton County Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday. 

No students were onboard the bus at the time, according to Hamilton County Schools spokesman Tim Hensley. 

A car hit the back of the bus and left the scene. One witness at the scene reported seeing smoke coming from the bus.

Law enforcement is responding to the incident.

This is the third accident involving a Hamilton County Schools bus this week.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, a bus was involved in a multi-vehicle crash also on Highway 153 with no students onboard. 

On Wednesday, two buses were involved in a crash after one bus hit the other at the intersection of Hunter Road and Barkley Creek Drive.

The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. while students were being transported to school. About 48 students from Hunter Middle School and Central High School were involved and some reported injuries later in the day. 

The bus was headed to East Hamilton for afternoon pick-up.

This is a developing story. Check back with the Times Free Press for updates.

Contact staff writer Meghan Mangrum at mmangrum@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6592. Follow her on Twitter @memangrum.


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