3 buses crash during morning school commute

School bus crash at Old Brownsville Road and Kirby Whitten Road. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
School bus crash at Old Brownsville Road and Kirby Whitten Road. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Three school buses crashed Tuesday morning as they transported students to class.

One happened near the intersection of East Holmes Road and Haleville Road in Whitehaven .

The bus crashed with another vehicle, side-swiping some trees and narrowly missing a speed bump sign.

"The trees were falling and stuff, and then I had looked up and the glass was broken," Braelyn Davidson, a Holmes Road Elementary 4th grader, said.

Davidson was one of 24 students on the bus when it collided with a black Honda sedan. She said there was chaos, and her bus driver was upset.

"She was telling us to be quiet and sit back," Davidson said.

Her grandmother said the bus driver didn't do a good job keeping the students calm.

"I heard it coming, it was like a loud boom. I thought it was on Holmes Road and then when I looked out the window I saw it coming through my yard," said Davidson's grandmother, who did not want to be identified. "She was hooping and hollering at those kids, those kids were hollering. They were traumatized on that bus."

The woman said she stepped into action when she heard her granddaughter scream.

"She on the front seat hollering, 'help me, help me, help me,' just waving. Aw nah, I lost it. I went and got her," the grandmother said.

Several Shelby County Schools administrators arrived at the crash to check on the children and help them board another bus.

Thankfully, the students walked away uninjured.

Another crash happened at the crash happened at Old Brownsville Road and Kirby Whitten Road. Forty students were on the bus.

None of the children reported being injured. They were transferred onto another bus and taken to school.

The third crash happened at Riverdale Road at Bill Morris Parkway. There are no reported injuries from this crash either.

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