A second wreck involving a school bus in under a week has occurred in Bell County.
According to the press release, at 7:58 a.m. Bell County Dispatch received a phone call concerning an wreck with injuries involving a Bell County School Bus and a vehicle. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Turkey Creek Road and Patterson Slusher Road. Bell County Emergency Management System, Bell County Volunteer Fire Department and Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Brooks responded to the scene.
Brooks reported that a white Toyota four-door sedan was traveling on Patterson Slusher Road when the driver of the sedan attempted to pull onto Turkey Creek Road. According to Brooks the driver did not see the Bell County school bus. The Toyota sedan was occupied by four individuals — one adult and three children. The bus was occupied by 19 individuals — the driver, an aid and 17 children. The bus was struck by the Toyota sedan on the passenger side.
The release stated, seven children were transported via Bell EMS to Pineville Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
There were no citations issued in this wreck.
The other bus wreck occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon and according to a press release issued by The Bell County Sheriff’s Department, was a no-injury wreck.
The press release stated according to Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Venable, Bell County Bus Driver David Deitsch stated he was traveling south on Old Cross Road when a 2002 Ford Escape pulled out from Wayland Smith Lane, making a left turn onto Old Cross Road.
According to the press release, the 2002 Ford Escape was driven by Lisa Burke, 55. Burke stated she had looked both ways twice before pulling out and did not see anything. Upon pulling out, the 2002 Ford Escape and Bell County School Bus No. 14 collided.
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