A tractor-trailer, car and a Berkeley County school bus were involved in an accident Thursday morning, injuring one student and the driver of the car in front of J.K. Gourdin Elementary School on Highway 45 in St. Stephen.
South Carolina Highway Patrol and emergency personnel are on the scene. According to highway patrol, a school bus just finished picking up a student on Highway 45 when a black Nissan attempted to pass the bus on a double yellow line.
The Nissan struck the back of the bus, veered left and the car was struck by a tractor trailer that was headed in the opposite direction, sandwiching the car between the truck and the bus.
There were 19 students on the bus in addition to the driver. One student was transported to Roper Hospital in Monks Corner. The driver of the Nissan was transported to Trident Hospital in Moncks Corner. The truck driver was not hurt.
The driver of the Nissan, 43-year-old Leslie G. Boone, was cited for improper passing on a double yellow line.
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