School Bus Crash Occurs in Effingham County, Georgia
GUYTON, GA – According to an online news report at wsav.com, a driver was injured after crashing into a school bus on Old Louisville Road in Guyton, Georgia.*
A driver of a pickup truck was injured after crashing into a school bus in Guyton, Georgia. As a result of the accident, the road had to be temporarily closed - due to emergency workers clearing the scene - on the evening of Wednesday, May 22, 2019, per the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ESCO). Thankfully, it is being reported that none of the children on board the bus sustained injuries, however,
The driver of the pickup truck was taken to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. There are no further details on the accident that have been released at this time. The accident remains under investigation by local authorities.
School buses are generally known to be a safer vehicle to ride in than the majority of passenger vehicles. The reason for this is that they are subject to the strictest of safety and bus maintenance regulations. Drivers must be specially trained and are instructed to follow all applicable traffic laws. According to the Georgia Department of education, they work with transportation officials and school districts to promulgate rules that ensure that they are followed with precision. However, accidents still happen, for a number of reasons. The most common include (i) bus driver error, which includes driving while distracted, during while impaired, or making a driving error leading to a crash, (ii) a driver who fails to stop for children who are entering or exiting a bus, (iii) a lack of school bus driver training, (iii) driver error such as failing to stop at a stop sign or red light, (iv) a poorly maintained school bus, or (v) another driver hitting into the school bus.
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