Four transported to hospital for evaluation following school bus wreck

VIDEO: School bus falls into Summerville ditch
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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - School officials say four students were transported to the hospital to be evaluated after an accident involving a school bus in Summerville.

DD2 officials say the accident happened on Central Avenue when a school bus transporting students from Knightsville Elementary school attempted to make a right turn and went into a ditch beside the road.

The Summerville Police Department says the accident happened on Central Avenue near the Dollar General store.

Pat Raynor with DD2 said EMS personnel checked the students at the scene and there appeared to be no injuries.

Summerville PD officials had reported that there were "extremely minor injuries."

According to school officials, as a precaution, EMS was going to send 11 students to Summerville Medical Center to be evaluated, but only four students went to the center by school bus.

Parents picked up the remaining students.

Scott Baker, who was on his way Friday afternoon to drop off a landscape proposal, said he was stopped at the corner of Central Avenue and Parsons Road, when he saw the bus drive into the ditch.

Baker and three other motorists then converged to the scene to help the driver and the kids onboard.

"I ran up to the bus, then went to the driver's side and told her to shut the bus off just in case there was fuel leaking," Baker said.

Baker said he then told the driver and the children to go to the back of the bus.

According to Baker, the children then opened the back door and Baker carried them out. Other motorists then directed the children to a yard away from the nearby roadway.

Baker said he was glad no one was hurt.

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