School bus carrying 9 children involved in crash, 1 evaluated by EMS

Published: Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:01 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2017 at 2:51 PM EST
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None of the nine children who were on a school bus struck from behind by a work truck were transported to a hospital, deputies say.

Charleston County deputies, the Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District and Charleston County EMS responded to Highway 17 near Milcrest Drive in Awendaw at 6:41 a.m.

The bus was traveling southbound Wednesday morning on Highway 17 to St. James-Santee Elementary when it began to slow for an approaching stop, Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said.

An incident report indicates the driver of a work van was distracted and hit the bus.

One child was evaluated by EMS, but not taken to a hospital. No other injuries were reported, according to the fire department.

No citations were issued in the accident, Watson said.

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