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Driver Facing Charges After Causing Head-On Collision with a School Bus


November 14, 2019

NEWTON COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at 11alive.com, investigators indicate that the driver of a Toyota Scion is facing charges after crossing the center line of the roadway and slamming head-on into a school bus loaded with children.  The accident occurred in Newtown County, Georgia.*

According to the Georgia State Patrol, in the morning hours, troopers were dispatched to the scene of the accident that occurred on Brown Bridge Road close to Woodland Road.  Per an initial accident investigation, troopers believe that the driver of the Scion crossed over the center line of the road and slammed into the front of a Newton County school bus.  A spokesperson with the Newton County schools indicated that 31 students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

As a result of the impact of the crash, troopers report that five students sustained injuries.  Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and treated the accident victims.

The driver of the Scion is identified as a 25-year-old man from Covington, Georgia who complained of injuries following the crash.  He is being charged with failure to maintain lane.

Authorities have not provided details on how they believe the accident occurred or if the 25-yar-old driver will face additional charges.  The accident is currently being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.

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Source:https://www.11alive.com/article/news/education/newton-county-school-bus-crash/85-828083ad-ad32-4173-9151-a553abfaa933

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