Shelby County school bus slams through house - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Shelby County school bus slams through house

A Shelby County school bus crashed through a house Wednesday morning in the 3500 block of Appling Road.

No children were on the bus at the time of the accident and no one was in the house, officials said.

The crash happened directly across the street from where a semi overturned and leaked fuel back in May.

Debra Davis got the call to come home after the big yellow school bus plowed through her home.

"I'm glad to see that nobody was hurt," she said.

The bus driver was reviewing her route Wednesday morning, and told police she swerved to miss an animal, losing control, mowing through an open field and slamming into the house.

Davis' brother-in-law, Jerry Taylor, lives next door. He was on the news in late May after nearly getting hit by fuel tanker when it overturned directly in front of Debra's house.

Taylor's daughter Jerri Parker  owns 2.8 acres on Appling. She wants to build a house, but will not until the road is more than two lanes wide.  Parker has even called the city of Bartlett and offered part of her land for free if they would widen Appling Road.

"Which would make it safer for the people traveling and the people who live through here," she said said.

A new road project in not likely, according to Debbie Morrison of the city of Bartlett.

"The reason it's like that is because of development and because there have been no issues, no other accidents until recently," Morrison said.

Still, Debra Davis hopes the bus in her house brings some changes on her family's stretch of Appling Road.

The driver of the bus was taken to The MED in non-critical condition.


You can watch raw video from the scene of the accident in the video player to the right of this story.  Scroll down to see a slide show of images from the accident.


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