School bus driver cited after fender-bender in Knoxville on Tazewell Pike

No children were on the bus at the time and KPD said there were no injuries.

The driver of a school bus that was involved in a fender-bender in Knoxville Wednesday morning has been cited.

Traffic was jammed up on Tazewell Pike in Knoxville around 7:10 a.m. after the school bus hit the pickup truck at a stoplight.

Officers with the Knoxville Police Department responded to the incident at the intersection of Tazewell Pike and Murphy Road near the Kesterbrooke neighborhood.

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The Knox County School bus was number 160 and is operated by Lynch Bus Lines, LLC. No children were on the bus at the time.

The crash was initially reported as an injury wreck to Knox County dispatchers, however KPD said no one was hurt in the fender-bender when they arrived and both drivers refused medical attention.

The 75-year-old driver of the bus was cited for following too closely after police said they rear-ended the truck as it stopped at a red light at the intersection.

The wreck was eventually cleared and the bus drove off.