Bus driver suffers medical emergency while driving, strikes vehicle in Franklin

FRANKLIN -- Franklin police say a 71-year-old school bus driver was taken to the hospital from the scene of a crash involving a vehicle and the bus that happened near Rawson and Forest Home on Wednesday, April 13th.

The crash happened shortly after 4:00 p.m.

A "First Student" school bus that had departed from Country Dale Elementary School collided with a vehicle that was stopped at a red light at the intersection.

Police say it appears the school bus driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the bus.

The bus driver was taken to the hospital.

None of the 42 students on the bus were hurt.

The driver of the vehicle that the bus hit wasn't hurt.

Country Dale Elementary School officials responded to the scene to assist with turning the children over to their parents.