School bus collides with vehicle in Albany

School bus collides with vehicle in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A school bus carrying 22 students collided with another vehicle near Turner Elementary School, about 7:30 Wednesday morning.

The accident happened near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Turner Field Road, when an SUV rear-ended the bus, according to school system officials.

School officials said that Tashekia Chapman, 38, of Lee County, was driving a 2004 Honda Accord, when she dropped her purse, and collided with the rear of the bus when she reached for it. She was charged with following too closely and distracted driving.

Five students complained of being jarred by the collision, and they were checked out by medical professionals on the scene. Parents who want to take their students home can do so.

The children were in elementary and middle school.

There were no serious injuries reported.

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