The crash reportedly occurred around 4 p.m., when a bus traveling eastbound on Primm Springs Road veered off the roadway and struck a fence. Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said that the bus somehow went airborne before coming back onto the roadway and striking the items.
Eight children were on the bus at the time of the crash, with two suffering injuries. One reportedly had to be transported via LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Another was taken to Vanderbilt by ambulance.
The bus driver, James S. Christmas, 51, was also injured in the crash. He was reportedly taken to Hickman County Hospital for treatment.
The THP said that charges against Christmas are pending. The accident remains under investigation.
What Should I Do If My Child Is Injured in a School Bus Accident?
It should be noted that according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an estimated 11,000 bus accidents occurred in 2010. Furthermore, because most buses do not contain seatbelts, injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones are frequent in crashes.
Common reasons for bus accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Mechanical problems
- Other traffic accidents in the roadway
- Drunk or reckless driving
- Loss of vehicle control
If your child has been injured in a bus accident, tell us about it. We can review your case to see if errors or negligence played a role in the crash.
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