Driver, 5 Children injured in crash involving school bus

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 8:24 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 12:12 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A crash involving a school bus and another vehicle sent five children and the bus driver to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The incident occurred on Paul Cantrell Boulevard just before it becomes Glenn McConnell Parkway. Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen said the initial call came in at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Charleston County Schools Director of Communications Andy Pruitt says 13 students were on board the bus when it was struck by another vehicle while in traffic. Pruitt says five students and the bus driver were transported to local hospitals.

Shortly before 8:25 a.m., emergency vehicles had blocked three left lanes headed toward Bees Ferry Road. A tower camera showed a school bus sitting in the median of the roadway.

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