The driver of one of three school buses traveling to Opryland lost control of the bus and overcorrected, and the bus overturned when it hit a guardrail. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

The driver of one of three school buses traveling to Opryland lost control of the bus and overcorrected, and the bus overturned when it hit a guardrail. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A school bus here overturned on Friday morning, injuring nearly two dozen students, The Tennessean reports.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, told the news source that the crash occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 65 as three Chester County School District buses were traveling to Opryland. He added that the first bus driver lost control of the bus, it traveled to the left side of the exit ramp, she overcorrected to the right side, and the bus overturned when it hit a guardrail. The two other buses were not involved in the accident.

Aaron also told The Tennessean that 43 students and two chaperones were aboard the bus that overturned. Brian Haas, a spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department, told the news source that 23 students were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol told The Tennessean that it will look into whether a mechanical issue contributed to the accident, and Aaron added that the bus has been in service for about one year.

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