Children released from hospital after school bus wreck

NEW MARKET, AL (WAFF) - A school bus was involved in a wreck on Butler Road in New Market just before 3 p.m.

The school bus was carrying 30-35 children from Walnut Grove Elementary School when a vehicle rear-ended it. State Troopers said 31-year-old Jerry Ray Suggs of New Market was injured when his SUV collided with the school bus, eight miles north of Huntsville.

Three children were taken to the hospital and were later released. A 6-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and a 10-year-old boy were all released from Huntsville Hospital Thursday evening.

Suggs was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. Two children riding in Suggs' vehicle were also taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the bus, 54-year-old Cullen Thomas Brandon of Hazel Green, was not injured.

Butler Road at Joe Quick was blocked off while emergency crews worked the scene. The students were moved to Union Grove Baptist church to be picked up by parents. The remainder of the children were dropped off at their home.

State Troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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