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Habersham County Transit Bus Accident Sends a Teen Driver to the Hospital

September 30, 2021

GEORGIA - A news report published on states that a Habersham County Transit bus operator is facing criminal charges for causing an accident the injured a Toccoa teenager.* The bus accident occurred close to Hollywood on GA 15/US 441 at approximately 7:15 in the morning.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 54-year-old man from Cornelia, was crossing a highway and onto John Wood Road when the man failed to yield to a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee struck the Habersham County Transit bus on the passenger side of the bus.

Following the collision, the bus turned, slid off the roadway, and crashed into a guardrail. The Jeep Grand Cherokee driver, a 16-year-old from Toccoa, went off the shoulder of John Wood Road and crashed into a guardrail.  The vehicle then caught on fire. 

According to Habersham County officials, there were no bus riders aboard the Habersham County Transit bus at the moment of the collision. The crash sent both motorists to the hospital.

Habersham EMS took the teen to Habersham Medical Center in Demorest with accident injuries. The bus driver was treated and then released from Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

The bus driver has been a transport bus driver with Habersham County for about six months. The State Patrol says he will be charged with failure to yield. This is the second collison this week in Habersham County bus.

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