58 kids on bus involved in crash in Carolina Forest - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

58 kids on bus involved in crash in Carolina Forest

CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) - An Horry County school bus with 58 children onboard was involved in an accident in Carolina Forest Friday afternoon, according to Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Harding.

The accident on Carolina Forest Boulevard involved a school bus and a Jeep Cherokee; there were 58 elementary school students on the bus. The Horry County School District originally reported that there were 62 students on the bus, but later revised that number.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the bus driver was exiting the school and pulled out in front of a Jeep Cherokee on Carolina Forest Boulevard. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was transported to the hospital.

Teal Harding confirmed that since this happened right outside the school, all students were taken back inside and have been picked up by their parents. A voicemail sent to parents of students at Carolina Forest Elementary stated that it was Bus 40, the Southgate route.

The driver of the bus was taken for drug testing and cannot drive a school vehicle until the results of the test are returned, as is the policy for district employees involved in a crash.

No citations have been issued at this time, reported Cpl. Sonny Collins. A WMBF News photographer on the scene said traffic on Carolina Forest Boulevard was interrupted as crews investigated this crash.

Copyright 2014 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Superintendent presents costs of running 2 elementary schools to community

    Superintendent presents costs of running 2 elementary schools to community

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-02-23 00:15:10 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-02-23 00:23:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Cedar Ridge School District’s Superintendent presented the community with the cost of running the district’s two elementary schools and what the changes would be if one were to close.

    The Cedar Ridge School District’s Superintendent presented the community with the cost of running the district’s two elementary schools and what the changes would be if one were to close.

  • County Judge cautions residents about flooded roads

    County Judge cautions residents about flooded roads

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-02-22 23:41:11 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-02-22 23:59:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Lawrence County Judge John Thomison says currently only one county road is closed due to flooding.

    Lawrence County Judge John Thomison says currently only one county road is closed due to flooding.

  • Crews work on Black River Levee ahead of rainfall

    Crews work on Black River Levee ahead of rainfall

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-02-22 23:24:59 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-02-22 23:51:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Crews have worked to shore up the Black River Levee ahead of heavy rainfall.

    Crews have worked to shore up the Black River Levee ahead of heavy rainfall.

Powered by Frankly