GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC/WMBF) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash involving a Williamsburg County Transit bus and a car that injured a total of 22 people.
The crash happened Saturday at approximately 7:30 a.m. on on Highway 51 near Browns Ferry Elementary school, according to Georgetown County Fire and EMS Assistant Chief Tony Hucks.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said 21 people from the bus were transported to area hospitals.
The driver of a Mitsubishi automobile was airlifted to MUSC, Collins said. Hicks said the driver suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team responded to piece together what led up to the crash. Highway Patrol officials say the investigation is not complete.
Tidelands Health hospitals treated a total of nine victims, hospital spokesman Carl Lindquist said. Seven had been treated and released as of 12:45 p.m. As of shortly before 2 p.m., the remaining two patients had been released as well, Lindquist said.
Hospitals in Georgetown County and Conway were also treating the injured, Collins told WMBF News.
Collins said 38 passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident.
No deaths have been reported.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.