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School bus crashes in downtown Knoxville

According to police, it happened at the corner of Gay and Church St.
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 6:52 AM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 7:38 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Police in Knoxville responded to a crash involving school bus number 36 and a Jeep in downtown Knoxville Thursday morning. The crash happened at West Church Avenue and Gay Street around 6:00 a.m.

According to Knoxville Police, the Jeep ran a red light and hit the bus, causing it to hit a building. A Knox County Schools spokesperson said no children were on the bus at the time because it happened before its scheduled work for KCS.

The drivers of both the Jeep and bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The school district said it secured another bus to pick up students on time, so they do not expect a delay getting students to school.

There are now charges pending against the person who was driving the Jeep.

This is a developing story.

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