Bus Driver Ticketed in School Bus Accident

Some Effingham County students had a frightening ride home from school when their bus collided with a car. It happened around 2:30pm yesterday afternoon at the corner of Sandhill Road and Dogwood Way near Eden. Georgia State Patrol tells us a bus from Sandhill Elementary School turned in front of a Chevy Cavalier and was hit by the car.

Five children and the driver of the car were taken to the hospital by ambulance the rest of the students were taken to the hospital by bus to be checked out. Fortunately, only four students had minor injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol has issued a citation to the bus driver for failure to yield the right of way.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com