Article by W. Clay Crook-
Captain Jeff Middleton, with the Lexington Police Department, released that Jo C. Borden, age 40 of Savannah, Tennessee, was arrested on the scene of the Tuesday, April 9th, school bus accident that ended with his passenger being airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The accident, which occurred around 3:00 p.m. on North Broad Street, involved a pickup truck and a Henderson County School bus.
Borden was initially held on a Violation of Community Corrections charge, and after investigation was then charged with Driving on Revoked / Suspended License- 3rd Offense, Driving Under the Influence- 3rd Offense, and Vehicular Assault. “This is still an active investigation and additional charges are anticipated,” said Captain Middleton. Borden’s female passenger was airlifted from Lexington in an extremely critical condition, Middleton said, but her name and current condition have not yet been confirmed by Vanderbilt.
Thirty-two children, and the bus driver, were assessed by EMS on the scene, and four of those students were treated for minor injuries and released from the Henderson County Community Hospital.
Middleton said that the THP Cert team and the District Attorney General’s Office is involved with the ongoing investigation. “If there are people who witnessed the accident, we still need their assistance,” Middleton said, and urged them to contact the Lexington Police Department at (731) 968-6666.
For additional information, see the full story in the April 17th edition of The Lexington Progress