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3 children injured in Wednesday bus wreck

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An early morning wreck resulted in minor injuries to three children who were on a school bus struck by a SUV.

The accident occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Highway 109 at Callis Road, said Officer Wayne Howard of the Lebanon Police Department.

The bus had been headed east on Callis Road and crossed the southbound lanes of Hwy. 109 into the middle of the road where the driver stopped before turning and to allow another bus to turn.

Howard said a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer sport utility vehicle driven by a 16-year-old female who is a student at Wilson Central High School was headed southbound on Hwy. 109 when she struck the rear of the bus.

The officer said the rear part of the bus was in the roadway even though the driver had pulled to the center of Hwy. 109. The driver of the SUV said she did not see the bus. 

There were 14 children on the school bus at the time of the accident and three of the children received minor injuries. They were transported by Wilson Emergency Management Agency to a hospital for treatment.

Howard said he thought the injuries involved some bruises and cuts. “They were more or less scared.”

The students on the bus were reportedly headed to West Wilson Middle School Howard said the ages of the students injured were 14, 13 and 12 years old. The other students were put on another bus and were taken to school. Some parents also picked them up.

There were three juveniles in the SUV, and none were injured in the accident. They were released to their parents.

No citations were issued to either driver, the officer said.

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