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3 students taken to hospital after car rear-ends school bus

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Crews responded to a wreck involving a Chatham County school bus Thursday morning in Savannah. 

The Georgia State Patrol says that a man ran into the back of a school bus around 7 a.m. on West Bay Street near Millen Street. Three students from Groves High School complained of injuries. One student was transported to the hospital by ambulance and two other students were transported by their parents. Officials say they do not believe any of the injured are serious.

Police had the eastbound and westbound traffic on Bay Street down to one lane both ways for about an hour. All lanes reopened at about 8 a.m.

All other students that were on board were transferred to another bus and then taken on to Groves High School. Officials say that parents were promptly notified of the incident.

"Of course at First Student we make all the necessary calls. We'll call into the police and the district. We'll also notify the school and the school will notify the parents as quickly as they can. However, with Groves High School, the assistant principal arrived immediately, so he was hands-on to assist and aid his students," said Stephanie Cooper, Assistant Manager, First Student.

GSP continues to investigate with the help of SCMPD and the Department of Education.

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