NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – At least 20 people were hurt after a Chester County school bus was involved in a rollover accident on Interstate 65 North in Nashville Friday morning.
It was reported around 10:45 a.m. near Briley Parkway.
It appears two other buses were traveling with the bus involved in the accident.
According to the Nashville Fire Department, many of those transported were not seriously hurt. The roadway is not expected to be cleared until at least 3 p.m.
A grandmother, whose grandchild was not involved in the accident, called WKRN and said the students were headed to a BETA Club Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
The hotel confirmed the event, but could not verify if the school district was scheduled to attend.
In a tweet shortly after the accident, the Nashville Fire Department asked Nashvillians for “patience if they’re awaiting medical care as we have several ambulances attending to injured children in this crash.”Multiple emergency crews, and at least nine ambulances, responded to the scene of the accident.
Nine patients were transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, while several others were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center or Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Additional information on their conditions were not immediately released.
WKRN reached out to the Chester County Schools district. They said they are aware of the accident and are working to gather information. Director of Schools, Troy Kilzer, is expected to issue a statement when more details are available.
Metro Schools spokesman Joe Bass said their district sent a bus to the accident scene to help transport the students who were uninjured. The uninjured students are being taken to Metro’s East Prescient.
Chester County, Tennessee, is located about 140 miles west of Nashville.