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School Bus Crash in Polk County

22 Injured in South Carolina Bus Crash

Over the weekend, at least 22 people were injured in a South Carolina bus crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Saturday morning in Georgetown County. Very little information about this wreck has been released, but initial reports indicate that it happened at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. For currently unknown reasons, the bus left the roadway and rolled into a ditch. At least 22 people had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, and one person had to be airlifted. This bus crash is still under investigation with law enforcement officials.

Children Injured in School Bus Crash in Robbinsville

On Friday morning, several students were hospitalized after a school bus crash in Robbinsville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 7:20 a.m. on Frank's Creek Road. For currently unknown reasons, a Robbinsville Middle / High School bus veered off of the roadway and went down an embankment. The bus hit a tree and then overturned in a creek. First responders rushed to the scene where multiple children were injured. Everybody was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries. At least four students were hospitalized with serious injuries, including a child with a punctured lung and other children with various broken bones.

Activity Bus Wreck in Jackson County

On Tuesday morning, there was a wreck involving an activity bus in Jackson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at 74 Crawford Cemetery Road in Sylva, near the intersection of U.S. 74 (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Very few details have been released about this bus crash, but we do know that the activity bus was transporting a Graham County School District volleyball team at the time of the wreck. Initial reports indicate that the driver apparently passed out behind the wheel. The bus crashed into the median guardrail of the roadway.

School Bus Crash in Candler

On Tuesday morning, a Buncombe County school bus was rear-ended in Candler. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the collision happened shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Justice Ridge Road near I-40. Very few details about this incident have been released, but we do know that four children were on the bus at the time of the crash. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported on the scene.

Kids Injured When Tree Falls on School Bus

Last week, five students were injured when a tree fell onto a school bus in Greenville County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon at about 5:20 p.m. There were six Southside High School students on the bus at the time. The tree fell onto the bus near Old Grove Road and Gray Fox Trail in Piedmont. Five of the six students were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. No other injuries were reported on the scene. Although very little information has been released about this crash, initial reports indicate that a dead pine tree got blown over in the wind.

School Bus Crash in Candler

Earlier this week, there was a crash involving a Buncombe County school bus in Candler. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Monday morning in the 1850 block of Pisgah Highway, near the Davis Creek Road intersection. Initial reports indicate that a Jeep Compass struck the Enka Intermediate School bus.

Waynesville School Bus Driver Charged With DWI

Last week, a school bus driver in Waynesville was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk while she had students onboard. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the bus driver, 46-year-old Angell Kirkpatrick Benson, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon. Initial reports indicate that her Breathalyzer test showed she had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system. She was reportedly swerving on the Smoky Mountain Expressway at about 3:30 p.m. Her school bus crossed the centerline at least twice, and nearly went off of the roadway, before a pursuing officer was able to pull her over. Benson was not able to perform field sobriety tests satisfactorily, and she was arrested.

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