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HCSO Responds to Bus Crash on Signal Mountain


Hamilton County, TN - Earlier this morning at approximately 6:50 am, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 4800 block of Rolling Meadows Drive for the report of a crash involving a school bus.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the bus driver, while trying to navigate a turn onto Rolling Meadows Drive from Corral Road, inadvertently drove the back wheels of the bus off the roadway causing it to hit a culvert. As the bus struck the culvert, the impact rocked the bus and knocked the driver out of her seat into the interior step area of the exit. The bus, now without a driver, continued through the yard of the residence located at 4852 Rolling Meadows until coming to rest at 4846 Rolling Meadows Drive where it struck the residence and the tow-behind trailer.

Sixteen students were on board the bus at the time of the incident. HCEMS responded and no injuries were reported at the scene.

Upon medical clearance, a different HCDE bus arrived on scene and transported the remaining students to class. HCDE personnel also contacted the parents of the children involved.

The driver of the bus, Margaret Miles, was cited for the following:

• Seat Belt Law

• Failure to Exercise Due Care

This incident remains under investigation by the HCSO Traffic Unit and therefore no additional details are available.

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