Police: Car Crashes Into Huntsville School Bus

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School-bus-involved wreck at Oakwood Avenue & Meridian Street. Photo by: Venton Blandin

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Twenty Chapman Elementary School students and a bus driver are fine after a car crashed into the bus they were riding Monday morning.

Officers with the Huntsville Police Department told us a car crashed into the back of the bus at the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Meridian Street around 7:15 a.m. The two people in the car seemed to be fine.

Three staff members from the school district were at the scene. Police finished their initial crash investigation and allowed the bus and car to leave the scene around 8:00a.m.

The bus carried some of the students to school. Some parents picked up their children.

WHNT News 19’s Venton Blandin emailed a picture from the wreck scene.


  • Leon

    It’s a wonder they don’t kill or hurt more than they do the way most of them drive!! It’s a shame how most of them act when you give them a little authority…….

  • Gail

    First, there was no CRASH. I was the driver of the automobile. The bus came to a sudden stop in front of me to pick up students who were coming across the vacant lot at the corner of Meridian and Oakwood. The bus did not have any lights flashing, he just came to a sudden stop. This is not a regular school bus stop. I was still in the curve where one comes off of Oakwood to enter Meridian Street when I hit the bus’ bumper. The children on the bus were asking me if I was OK when I got out of the car. The bus driver had already closed his door while I was waving at him. In my opinion, he didn’t even feel my car hit his bus. The only damage to the bus was a small amount of my car’s paint was on the bumper. This is an exaggeration of reporting an accident.

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