THP: 2 minor injuries reported after Washington County bus crash in Jonesborough, other driver charged


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE – Two students were taken to hospitals by their parents for minor injuries after a Washington County Schools bus crash on Friday morning.

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the bus was stopped on US 11E northbound at the intersection of Creasy Road to load children in the second lane.

A GMC Sierra 2003 had stopped in the other lane for the school bus stop sign.

Another GMC Sierra, this one a 1998 model, was traveling north and hit the other Sierra in the rear, causing the first truck to rear-end the bus.

THP reports two passengers on the bus were taken to the hospital by their parents for minor injuries.

The driver of the 1998 Sierra, Herbert Thomas, 75 of Limestone, was charged with failure to yield, failure to stop for a school bus and driving on a suspended license for physical or mental condition.

All three drivers involved were wearing their seatbelts.

No other injuries were reported.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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