No children injured after Metro school bus involved in crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – No children were injured after a Metro school bus was involved in an accident that blocked a major intersection Monday morning.

According to Metro police at the scene, the bus was traveling north on Donelson Pike and failed to yield to the right of way when it started to make a left-hand turn onto Elm Hill Pike.

The bus hit a Ford Taurus in the intersection, knocking it into two other cars on Elm Hill Pike.

Police said two kids were on the bus at the time of the accident. They were not injured.

The drivers of the other two vehicles were transported to an area hospital where they have since been treated and released.

It is unclear if the driver of the bus will be issued a citation.

News 2 learned from Metro Nashville Public Schools that, per standard procedure, an MNPS police officer will investigate the wreck in addition to the city’s police investigation. The MNPS officer will then present the findings of the investigation at an Accident Review Committee.

The committee will then determine whether or not the wreck was avoidable. If they determine the wreck was avoidable, the driver will have to re-complete the driver training program she passed to become a bus driver.

School officials did not know when the Accident Review Committee would receive the accident report.

MNPS notified the parents of children involved when the wreck happened.

The investigation is ongoing.

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