An accident involving two school buses on December 2nd is raising serious questions, and demands serious answers. The Tennessee Depart of Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board are conducting investigations, but police released preliminary findings ahead of the official reports.
What We Know So Far
According to police, Knox County school bus 44 was traveling east on Asheville Highway and, for unknown reasons, made a sharp left turn and crossed over a concrete median. The report indicates that bus 44 then hit the westbound Knox County school bus 57, knocking bus 57 on its’ side and killing three people. Another 27 people were injured.
Some students on bus 44 told parents or guardians that Davenport swerved sharply to avoid colliding with another vehicle on Asheville Highway. However, developing reports brought some disturbing information to light. Joe Gallman, driving bus 57, has a learner’s permit to operate a school bus. Tennessee Depart of Safety’s spokeswoman Dayla Qualls said, “Mr. Gallman does not have the school bus endorsement on his CDL