1 child taken to hospital after SUV hits back of Head Start school bus

WKRN web staff - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - One student was taken to the hospital for cautionary measures after an SUV hit the back of a Metropolitan Action Commission Head Start bus Wednesday morning.

It happened around 7:50 a.m. at Murfreesboro Pike and Vultee Boulevard.

The driver of the SUV told News 2 he was following the bus when his vehicle accelerated and hit the back of it.

Three children, two monitors and the driver were on-board at the time. The one child was taken to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with minor injuries. She has since been treated and released.

Officials said the other children and staff were evaluated at the scene of the accident by responding emergency personnel.

It is unknown if the driver of the SUV will be cited.

The Metropolitan Action Commission transports just over 500 pre-school children enrolled in its seven Head Start Centers throughout the city each day.  Metropolitan Action Commission has a total enrollment of 1,365 children in the Head Start program which serves 3 to 5 year old children .


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