Bus Runs Aground

Loudon County bus driver, Clarence Woods, took what may have been the ride of his life Monday afternoon. Woods driving bus 26, rounding a curve on Muddy Creek Road was met by a small Chevrolet car that had crossed the center line and was about to strike the bus head on. To avoid the car, Woods swerved, ending up going in the ditch then up a steep embankment. Fortunately, Woods was able to keep the bus from rolling over. Woods was shaken up but unhurt. No children were on the bus. The car struck the rear of the bus but fled the scene.

The bus sustained heavy damage. Local law enforcement are looking for the hit and run driver.