ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released further details in a crash that involved a minor on a bicycle and a Carter County Schools bus in Elizabethton.
According to a crash report from THP, an 8-year-old was on a bicycle at the intersection of Trudy Avenue and South Cedar Street at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1.
THP reports the juvenile did not stop for the stop sign and rode out into the intersection where he was hit by the bus.
According to the report, the child was transported to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital after teh crash.
THP reports no students were on the bus at the time of the crash, just the driver and a 68-year-old passenger.
The driver, Corrine W. Slagle, 67, of Elizabethton, was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. Neither Slagle nor the passenger were injured.
There are no charges pending related to the crash, according to THP.
Carter County Schools Superintendent Tracy McAbee told News Channel 11 on Tuesday that the child had lost control of the bike.
McAbee said the juvenile is not a Carter County Schools student and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
McAbee also said Slagle’s quick action helped avert a tragic situation.
A child suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethton after they were struck by a school bus, according to a school official.
Carter County Schools Superintendent Tracy McAbee says the child lost control of his bicycle and pulled in front of the bus at the intersection of Trudy Avenue and Cedar Street.
The child, who is not a Carter County Schools student, was taken to the hospital to get checked out, according to the superintendent.
“The quick action by the bus driver helped to avert a tragic situation,” McAbee said in a statement.
McAbee says no students were on the bus at the time as it was returning to the bus garage.