November 22, 2016 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.
On Monday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a school bus carrying 35 children was involved in a crash that resulted in multiple deaths. The children ranged from kindergarten to fifth grade and it is not clear if any of them are among the dead. The bus slammed into a tree and split apart. The cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed.
According to the Chattanooga Police Chief, Fred Fletcher, the bus was carrying students from Woodmore Elementary when it crashed. About 23 people were transported to local hospitals after the crash. Assistant Police Chief Tracy Arnold could not provide a specific number of those killed or injured.
The Chattanooga Blood Assurance extended its Monday night hours due to the crash and there were reports of long lines of donors waiting to donate blood in an effort to help victims of this tragic event.
The police reported that the bus driver is cooperating with their investigation.
As reported by CNN-affiliate, WTVC, Fletcher stated that it is, “every public safety professional’s worst nightmare but it’s also the thing that we all train for.”