School Bus Involved in Vehicle Accident in Monroe County, Georgia
MONROE COUNTY, GA. – A school bus carrying high school and middle school students was involved in a vehicle accident January 31 in Monroe County, Georgia, according to an online news report published online at 13wmaz.com. School district officials say about 30 students went to the hospital.*
The accident happened in the afternoon on Highway 41 in Monroe County. A 2019 Toyota Corolla traveling on Industrial Drive came to a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 41 and reportedly could not see oncoming traffic due to several buses turning right onto Industrial Drive.
The driver of the Toyota then turned out in front of a school bus that was continuing straight on Highway 41. The Toyota and the bus collided. The school bus was transporting about 30 students home after the school day from Mary Persons High School and Monroe County Middle School.
The students were loaded onto another bus and transported to Monroe County Hospital for evaluation. Monroe County Schools Assistant Superintendent Jackson Daniel said none of the students was seriously injured in the crash, and all of the students were released from the hospital that evening. The school district notified all parents about the accident.
“Probably a little before 6 p.m., everybody was on their way home, and I just don’t think we could ask for anything better,” Daniel said. “In this day and time, things like this are practiced and rehearsed, and then when it really happens, it all goes smoothly.”
The bus driver and the driver of the Toyota were also transported to the hospital. They were both reportedly treated and released. Neither has been identified.
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