KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A wreck between a school bus and pickup truck snarled traffic on I-40 in Knoxville on Thursday afternoon.
Police say the bus, heading westbound, was preparing to exit onto Hall of Fame Drive. Suddenly, the bus came back across all lanes of I-40 and struck the pickup in the left lane. The truck was knocked into the center wall, then went up and over the wall into the eastbound lanes. No children were on the bus.
The driver of the truck had to be cut from his truck and escaped serious injury. The bus driver, Sharon Emery, was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital. She is listed in serious condition at UT Medical Center.
Police are inspecting the bus to see if there were any issues that could have caused the crash. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
Both drivers were taken to UT Medical Center where they are being treated for their injuries.