Note: This story was updated at 6:10 p.m.
No students were injured in a school bus crash on Wednesday afternoon when the driver of a car ran a red light and collided with the bus, the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release.
The crash was reported at about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Georgia Avenue. A preliminary investigation by Oak Ridge Police Department officers revealed that the driver of a four-door Volkswagen Passat sedan ran the red light, causing a collision with the school bus, the press release said.
There were three children on the bus at the time of the crash, along with the school bus driver. None of them were injured, the city said.
The driver of the sedan was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for minor injuries and was later released, the press release said. The car had what appeared to be significant damage to the middle of its driver’s side. It ended up on the sidewalk on the west side of Georgia Avenue, facing southeast. The car was towed away.
The First Student bus, Bus 56, was reported to be going north on Georgia Avenue at the time of the crash. It had what appeared to be minor damage to its right front corner, with one headlight damaged. The bus was driven away.
Officials from Jefferson Middle School, First Student, and Oak Ridge Schools responded.
Charges against the driver of the sedan, which was reported to be heading west on Oak Ridge Turnpike, are pending, the press release said. The driver’s name and age weren’t available Wednesday afternoon.
“This incident remains under investigation by the Oak Ridge Police Department,” the press release said. “No further information will be released at this time.”
The Oak Ridge Fire Department and Anderson County EMS also responded to the crash.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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