Traffic accidents are an all too common occurrence on South Carolina roadways and school buses are certainly no exception. According to the original story on a local NBC affiliate station, seventeen children and 4 adults were injured in a school bus crash in Greenwood county.
The accident occurred around 1:15pm on the 19th of October on highway 25 at Nation road according to the state patrol.
School Bus Was Returning from a Field Trip
The students and chaperones from Westwood Elementary were returning from a field trip says the superintendent.
Of those injured, sixteen children and two adults were taken for treatment at Self Regional Hospital, according to Self Regional Healthcare media relations director Mark Hyatt. The other two injured adults were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and one child was taken to GHS Children’s Hospital.
Superintendent of Abbeville Schools, Betty Jo Hall, said the bus was one of three buses returning to Westwood Elementary School after a field trip. The school’s website said a fourth-grade field trip was scheduled Friday. No other vehicles were reported to be involved in the crash. The school bus exited the right side of the roadway, struck a utility pole and a fence before traveling down an embankment, Department of Public Safety Officials said.
Public Safety officials are reporting that “The driver of the bus, and Abbeville resident, was injured and transported to Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood. The cause of the school bus crash is still unclear at this time.
This particular crash could have been much worse considering there were a total 29 students and 5 chaperones on board. Safety on South Carolina roadways should always be a top priority for motorists. Prevention of motor vehicle accidents by staying alert while operating a motor vehicle and following all traffic laws is critical.
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