Driver Could Face Charges in School Bus Wreck

The scene of yesterday's accident.
The scene of yesterday's accident.

Could speed have played a part in yesterday's school bus accident in Georgetown? Police have not filed charges, but investigators say speed was a factor when the bus driver lost control.

The bus flipped over on Wild Heron Road near King George Boulevard, struck a utility pole and ended up on its roof.

Twelve Windsor Forest High students on board at the time suffered only minor injuries and were treated and released from the hospital.

The bus driver, 47-year-old Margaret Brisbon, could face charges. "The charges could range anywhere from too fast for conditions to reckless driving, but we haven't announced what charges will be filed in this case," said Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wilson.

Police are not saying yet how fast the bus was going.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com