School Bus & Motorcycle Collide

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

A school bus and motorcycle collide sending one man to the hospital.

Police say the accident happened on a narrow road in the Polly Hollow community of Bell County, just outside of Middlesboro.

The Superintendent of Middlesboro Independent Schools said this accident happened about just before three-thirty Monday afternoon when he says a motorcycle hit a school bus carrying what police say were eight elementary school kids.

School officials say none of those eight kids or the bus driver were injured.

Police say its rider was flown to the UT Medical Center with serious injuries.

He’s looking at a possible a broken leg.

We’ll have much more information as soon as it becomes available.


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  • by raychelle brown price Location: cookeville tn on May 8, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    im am the daughter of the man that this bus driver ran over and was at ut medical center for the last 2 days he may lose his foot because this bus driver speeds up and down that road it was not my dads fault at all he is the one suffering while this guy is still out driving kids around what is wrong with this school system that they still let this idiot drive can someone tell me that do they not care about the kids hes driving
  • by jimmy Location: cookeville tn on May 8, 2008 at 12:48 AM
    I heard the bus driver drove the very next day. Was there no investigation by the school board.
  • by angela Location: middelsboro on May 6, 2008 at 07:14 PM
    i am not surprized to hear about another wreck up in that hollow. i lived in that hollow for 10 years, and it is really bad for near misses, especially with school buses. 1 bus more so than the others and since it was a middlesboro bus, i am just about 100% sure who the driver was. this school bus driver speeds up and out of the hollow everday. i know of at least 1 other wreck this driver has had with a car,if the 1 in question is he. at the same time i must say its not all the school bus drivers fault. many cars, trucks, motorcycles and 4 wheelers speed in and out of polly hollow also. something needs to be done. i have tried myself to get speed bumps or something up there to help slow traffic down.
  • by jimmy Location: price on May 6, 2008 at 01:39 PM
    He is my father in law he said he was hit by the school bus. he is in pretty bad shape at UT medical center. I also heard this wasnt the first time this driver has hit someone or something.
  • by fnord Location: lexington on May 6, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    "Superintendent...said ...a motorcycle hit a school bus..." Love that unbiased coverage. What did the motorcyclist say?

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