No Serious Injuries Reported In Church Bus, Pickup Accident


Goodman Pickup Truck


Church Bus

Church Bus

A two-vehicle accident involving a church bus carrying a group of young people and a pickup truck last week sent seven people to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for treatment, but fortunately, there were no serious injuries reported.

According to reports, the accident occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 20 on Highway 127 in Grimsley, involving a 1991 International bus, owned by Faith Baptist Tabernacle of Jamestown, and a 2006 Ford pickup truck.

Reports indicated that the church bus, driven by Joseph Jacobs, 41, of Jamestown, had just picked up a group of young people and was in the process of pulling back into the southbound lane of traffic when it was struck in the driver’s side rear by the Ford pickup truck, driven by James Darian Goodman, 35, of Jamestown.

Three juveniles from the bus were transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center by units of the Fentress County Ambulance Service and three others were transported to the hospital by private vehicles to be checked out.

Mr. Goodman was also taken by private vehicle to the hospital to be checked out.

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries reported in connection with the accident, which demolished the pickup truck, and inflicted moderate damage to the rear of the bus.

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