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DOOLY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A tour bus carrying several metro Atlanta high school students crashed Sunday on Interstate 75 in Dooly County.
One person was ejected from the bus after it swerved to miss a two car collision in the northbound lane.
Damaged from front to back with several windows shattered, a Harmon Brothers Tour Bus was traveling north on Interstate 75 with dozens of high school students on board when two cars collided in front of it.
"We had traffic slowing due to road construction. Vehicle number 1, a Chevrolet, was slowing due to traffic. A red Ford SUV struck the Chevrolet in the rear. It went into the median overturning in the southbound lane," said Georgia State Trooper David Grantham.
At mile marker 116 near Pinehurst, the bus driver swerved to miss the truck sending the bus plowing up an embankment.
'When he did (swerve) he ran up the east edge of the roadway here, lost control, and went up about 300 feet up an embankment. The bus almost turned over, but luckily it didn't," Grantham said.
47 people were on board, most of them students from Mill Creek High School in Gwinnett County. They were returning home from a trip to Disney World.
One person was ejected from the bus and airlifted to a hospital but is expected be ok. Several others suffered only minor injuries.
"Most of the injuries were bruises, broken noses, scratches, and things like that," Grantham said.
The crash took more than 2 hours to clear - snarling traffic and shutting down 2 lanes of the interstate.
14 students were taken to Crisp Regional Hospital for observation.
The drivers of the truck or the SUV were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.