MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people were sent to the hospital Monday after a crash involving a school bus in South Memphis.
Police say officers responded to the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mallory and Prospect at 4:46 p.m.
Both victims were taken to Regional One in critical condition.
Memphis-Shelby County Schools told WREG a vehicle ran into the side of the school bus after the last student was dropped off. The bus driver was not injured.
Although police haven’t said what caused the crash, some say the area is a magnet for speeding drivers. “You really need to be patient to get somewhere you are going to get there,” said a man who lives close by. “To be late is to be late. You’d rather be safe than to be hurt.”
MSCS released the following statement regarding the accident, “After a First Student driver safely dropped off her last passenger, a vehicle ran into the side of the bus. The vehicle passenger and driver were transported to the hospital. We are grateful that the First Student bus driver was unharmed and no children were on the bus. We encourage everyone to slow down and remain alert on the roads for the safety of our entire community.”
Memphis Police say this remains an ongoing investigation.