NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – A school bus driver who crashed into a building and several students were injured was cited for careless operation earlier this week.
The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) has released a collision report from this morning when a school bus crashed on East Montage Avenue. Four of the eight elementary school students on the bus were taken to local hospitals. A high school student was hit by a bus, another was injured by the debris.
According to the report, the driver was attempting to turn left from Lowell Ave onto E. Montague Ave when the driver’s side rear tires hit the center concrete median, causing the bus to roll.
As a result of the impact, “the driver was thrown from the driver’s seat” and could not maintain control. The report notes that the bus then drove off the left side of the road, hit a student on the sidewalk, and then collided with the Neighbors store.
Police said the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time.
First Student, which operates buses in Charleston County, told News 2 the driver has been suspended while they investigate what led to the crash.
“At First Student, nothing is more important than the safety of the students we transport. We are grateful that no serious injuries, including our driver, have been reported at this time. We are assisting the local authorities in their investigation of what happened. Our driver has been suspended as we also look into the incident. Given that this is an open investigation, we are unable to comment further,” said Jen Bidinger, First Student’s corporate communications manager.
The bus driver was also injured in the crash and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Everyone was expected to be fine.
The bus driver is blamed for the accident that injured several students
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