Four Students Injured in School Bus Crash in Decatur, Georgia
DECATUR, GA. – An online news story from cbs46.com reports that four students were injured February 4 in a school bus crash in Decatur, Georgia. The students have not been identified but appear to attend Columbia High School. The school bus driver was cited in connection with the wreck.*
The wreck occurred in the morning on February 4, but it is not clear what time. A school bus was traveling to Columbia High School and was carrying nine students, according to the school district. In the area of Tulip Drive and Meklingburg Place in Decatur, the school bus collided with a Chrysler 300.
Officials say the bus driver was attempting to drive around vehicles parked on the side of the roadway, and the bus sideswiped the Chrysler. Four of the students on the bus were injured in the collision. It appears they were all transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officials have not released the students’ names, and their current medical conditions have not been reported.
It is not clear if the bus driver or the driver of the Chrysler were injured. Neither of the drivers has been identified. The driver of the school bus was cited for failure to maintain a lane.
DeKalb County Schools released a statement after the accident, saying, “On the morning of Feb. 4, a DeKalb County School District school bus was struck in its side by a Chrysler 300. At the time of the incident, nine students were on board, with four reporting injuries. EMS and [DeKalb County School District] officials are on the scene. The bus was en route to Columbia High School.”
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