Oliver Springs, TN – Nine students were taken to the hospital after a school bus turned on its side in Roane County on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.
From what we can tell, school bus number 61, driven by 66-year-old Sam W. Davis, crashed while going around a curve in the 600 block of Mahoney Road. The right tires dropped off the right edge of pavement, causing it to roll onto its right side down an embankment.
Nine of the 22 students on the bus were taken to Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Two were transported by ambulance and the other seven were taken in private vehicles. The injuries varied, none we’re life-threatening.
Names of those injured have not yet been released.
Tennessee Highway Patrol said they are investigating the accident.
Area Near the Accident
I have some concerns about this accident. i know the news story says that the injuries sustained by the students were relatively minor, but the news can be wrong.
Additionally, if this bus simply ran off the road, since there isn’t an intervening cause that’s mentioned here, that concerns me. Drivers of commercial vehicles like city buses, school buses, etc., are responsible for getting all the parties abroad their vehicle from point A to point B safely. When that doesn’t happen, someone should be held responsible.
It seems like we’re still missing some details about this accident. I hope that proper investigation turns up what really happened here. Because people deserve to know, and see the right entity held accountable.
— Grossman Law Offices