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COLQUITT COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
A teen driver and her 16-month-old baby are recovering Thursday night after crashing into a school bus head on outside of Moultrie.
It's a story we broke in an email alert Thursday morning. Troopers say 18-year-old Mandy Lynn Davidson was texting and driving on Highway 37, a mile west of Moultrie, when she crossed the center line and hit a school bus head on.
There were no children on the bus, but several people were injured.
This is what remains of 18-year-old Davidson's Lincoln Town Car after she hit an oncoming school bus as she was taking her 16-month-old son, Jonathan Conner, to daycare.
"This morning I was getting up and I just heard a loud bam! I came outside and looked. Didn't really see anything then I came down the step I saw the car," said onlooker Ken Bailey.
Georgia State Patrol troopers said Davidson was distracted by a text message when she swerved into oncoming traffic and hit the bus.
"She advised one of the deputies that she received a text on her cell phone. She looked down to answer her text and she looked up and she was in the west bound lane in front of the school bus," said Trooper Johnnie Kirk.
Davidson and the baby were both taken to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
The mother suffered severe injuries and so did the baby who was properly restrained in his car seat.
"She had an infant in the back seat behind her. The baby had head injuries and that's all we know right now," said Trooper Johnnie Kirk.
Trooper Kirk says this is a prime example of the dangers of distracted driving. He says it's not worth it.
"Once you receive a text, it's best that you just ignore the phone until you can stop the vehicle because this right here is a perfect example of what happens when you text and drive," said Trooper Johnnie Kirk.
As for Bailey, he's happy this scene didn't end a lot worse than it could have.
"It takes something like this to happen to change things up because things could have been a lot worse. Somebody could have lost their life today," said Bailey.
Thankfully no one did.
The driver of the bus only sustained minor injuries.
At last check, Davidson was listed in fair condition at Archbold and we were not able to get an update on her son, but we do know the baby is still alive.
Davidson is facing charges of driving on the wrong side of the roadway and texting while driving.