Guardrail set to be installed where Sullivan Co. school bus overturned

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Sullivan County school officials said they are planning to make immediate changes following a school bus that overturned Wednesday.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday on Big Arm Branch Road. 

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says there was only one student on the bus at the time of the crash. The student was unharmed. The driver received a minor cut to his hand.

Neither was taken to a hospital. 

When News Channel 11 headed back to the scene of that crash Thursday, director of schools Evelyn Rafalowski was there. 

She explained what the school system will do to ensure this route is safer for drivers. 

“I wanted to check the property owners property to make sure things had been taken care of to his satisfaction as well as having the highway department here to look at putting a guardrail in this area. We’ll have a guardrail in here next week,” Rafalowski said. 

A deputy issued a citation to the driver for failure to maintain control. 

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