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Teen Driver Seriously Hurt In School Bus Crash

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WESTMORELAND, Tenn.- A 16-year-old driver was seriously hurt when he rear-ended a school bus in Westmoreland Friday afternoon.

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said a 16-year-old driver was traveling down a large hill on Harris Road around 4 p.m. A local school bus was stopped at the bottom of the hill to let children off and when the young driver came down the hill he was not able to stop in time and crashed into the back of the bus.

There were 19 students, between the ages of 6 and 15, on the bus at the time of the crash. None of the students on the bus were hurt, nor was the school bus driver. The 16-year-old responsible for the crash was injured and had to be taken by emergency medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver's name has not been released, but police said charges were pending

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