1 cited in Albany school bus accident

1 cited in Albany school bus accident

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - One person has been cited after a crash involving a school bus in Albany, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

James Carter, 35, of Albany, is facing two charges after the accident, police reported.

According to APD, around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Carter was driving west on Maryland Drive and stopped at a stop sign where the road intersected with Eugemar Drive.

The school bus was headed north on Eugemar Drive when Carter continued down Maryland Drive and hit the school bus, police said in a release.

APD said Carter was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign and no insurance.

Police said 42 students were on board the bus when the accident happened.

Breaking News—-I’m at the scene of a school bus wreck in Albany. It looks like the bus was hit my a small car. Students were on board and are being looked at by EMS now.

Posted by Grason Passmore WALB on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Children were getting checked out as they walked off the bus.

Ten students total were taken to the hospital for basic checkups, according to Sam Allen, the Dougherty County EMS director. Six were taken to Phoebe North and the other four were taken to Phoebe Main, Allen said.

The school district said no serious injuries were reported.

UPDATE: This afternoon around 4:30 p.m., a bus was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of Eugemar Lane and 2nd...

Posted by Dougherty County School System on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The rest of the students were taken home by their parents or got onto another bus at the scene that took them to their stops, police reported.

There were several Albany Police Department, EMS and Albany Fire Department personnel on the scene.

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