School buses collide with car in Knoxville

School buses collide with car in Knoxville

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The wreck happened around 10 a.m. on Alcoa Highway at Neyland Drive. The wreck happened around 10 a.m. on Alcoa Highway at Neyland Drive.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Five children and an adult were treated for minor injuries when two Blount County school buses and a car collided Thursday morning in Knoxville.

The wreck happened around 9:20 a.m. on Alcoa Highway on the Buck Karnes Bridge at Neyland Drive.

Police say the buses were headed from Carpenters Elementary School to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum for a school field trip.

As they crossed Buck Karnes Bridge one bus sideswiped the other, sending it in front of a Toyota Corolla, which then rear-ended the bus.

The driver of the Corolla, Clara Beasley, 20, was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment and observation. She was listed in stable condition. 

Five children were taken to East Tennessee Children's Hospital with minor injuries and for observation. They were released from the hospital a few hours later.

The remaining children were returned to their school.

The buses are owned by Huffman Bus in Blount County. They were driven by Keith Long, 62, and Joseph Hackney, 52.

Hackney was cited for careless driving and driving on expired tags.

About 100 students, teachers and chaperones were on the two buses at the time of the wreck.

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