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No major injuries in Randolph Co. school bus crash

CUTHBERT, GA (WALB) - Officials said the children on a school bus involved in a crash are expected to be okay.

The crash happened just before 6:30 Tuesday morning on Snake Nation Road in southern Randolph County. 

Randolph County school bus clipped a Calhoun County School Bus on Snake Nation Road this morning.

"It's a narrow paved road. Both Bus drivers said they were in their lane of travel and their mirrors made contact," John Vanlandigham said. 

Commander Vanlandigham says that no one on the Calhoun County bus was hurt.

"The Randolph County School Bus the bus driver complained of minor injuries and also all nine students complained of injuries,"  Vanlandigham said. 

All were taken either by EMS, van or a bus to Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert. 

"When the first patient got here we were prepared and ready for them," Kim Gilman said.

Just a month ago, the hospital trained for a moment like this and they were ready.

"We have drills at least twice a year and today couldn't have gone any better,"  Gilman said.

The Hospital was 22 miles away from the scene. Kim Gilman tells me today was another reminder why it's important to have small access hospitals such as this one

"Actually it would have been another 45 miles away if this hospital had not been in place," Gilman said.

And thankfully everyone was able to go home with no major injuries. 


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