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LEBANON -- An early Thursday morning, Nov. 3collision between a pickup truck and a county school bus sent four people to the hospital three students and the driver of the truck.

The accident occurred about 7:06 a.m. at the corner of Oak Hill Drive and Bartonwood Drive in Lebanon.

Traffic Officer Wayne Howard with the Lebanon Police Department said Wilson County Schools veteran bus driver David Wright was eastbound on Oak Hill Drive when he spotted a 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck coming through a yard at his bus.

The left front quarter panel of the truck impacted on the drivers side of the bus about midway and slid down toward the end of the bus.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as neighborhood resident David Myrick, 76, of Bartonwood Drive.

He and three students were transported to University Medical Center, the students for observation with minor neck and head injuries. Howard said Myrick was disoriented and suffering from some unknown medical condition when officers arrived on the scene.

There were a total of 16 students on the bus which was headed to Lebanon High School.

From Post staff reports

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