27 injured in migrant worker bus crash - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

27 injured in migrant worker bus crash

(Source: Coffee Co. Ga. Police Scanner Facebook) (Source: Coffee Co. Ga. Police Scanner Facebook)
(Source: Coffee Co. Ga. Police Scanner Facebook) (Source: Coffee Co. Ga. Police Scanner Facebook)
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Hospital officials said as many as 27 were injured after a bus transporting migrant workers overturned.

It happened before 3 p.m. Tuesday along Harvey Vickers Road in rural Coffee County.

Emergency crews said the bus, carrying dozens of workers, overturned and came to a stop in a ditch.

Those injured were taken to Coffee Regional Medical Center for treatment. Hospital staff reported that all the injuries were not severe.

No fatalities were reported.

A disaster command center was established and all available hospital employees were called to help, the Coffee Regional officials said.

They also asked that those without legitimate medical concerns to refrain from visiting the hospital until a later time. Those with minor injuries or Flu-like symptoms were asked to present themselves to the walk-in-clinic.

Anyone with concerns about family members was asked to come to the front lobby of the hospital in order to visit the information center.

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