School bus crashes into power pole in Franklin

Franklin Police there were no children aboard the bus when the incident occurred.
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 7:52 AM CDT
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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WSMV) - Franklin Police were forced to close part of a main thoroughfare on Friday morning after a school bus crashed into a power pole, sending electrical lines onto the road.

According to FPD, a school bus wrecked into a power pole on Murfreesboro Road and Ralston Lane around 6:30 a.m. and power lines were laying across lanes of traffic. They confirmed the school bus did not contain any children when the incident occurred.

FPD closed Murfreesboro Road from Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway to downtown Franklin until crews were able to remove the dangerous power lines from the road and tow the bus away.

Middle Tennessee Electric crews were on scene to repair or replace the damaged power pole and restore power to the area.