Man hit by SCCPSS bus later dies from injuries

Man hit by SCCPSS bus later dies from injuries

GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - A family wants answers and accountability after their loved one was hit on his motorcycle by a Savannah-Chatham County Public school bus in Garden City.

Terry Williams was critically injured on Feb. 1. His family tells WTOC he died less than a week ago.

We confirmed Monday afternoon that the school bus driver - an employee of the district - was cited for failing to yield while making a left hand turn. There is no word on the possibility of other charges at this time.

​With Williams passing away days after he was hit, the police investigation has become more involved.

In the meantime, Williams’ loved ones are left without a pillar of their family. Williams was a beloved father, grandfather, brother and rock to those around him. Family says he served in the Marine Corps for eight years.

His daughter told WTOC he was on his way out to run an errand when the crash happened.

“My daddy did not deserve to die like that. I done cried enough, I don’t even have enough tears to drop off my face to express how I feel about this. I can’t cry no more, I don’t want to cry no more. I just want my daddy back," Shavika Williams said.

A school district representative sent the following statement regarding the incident:

“On February 1, 2019, a SCCPSS school bus was involved in an accident at Kessler Avenue and Highway 80. SCCPSS expresses our deepest condolences to the family of the motorist who was involved in this tragic incident. Pending the outcome of the investigation, the employee who was operating the bus at the time of the accident is no longer being utilized as a driver. The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is fully cooperating in the investigation. As this remains an active investigation, no further information is available at this time.”

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