BPS: School bus involved in crash with pickup truck

BPS: School bus involved in crash with pickup truck

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - A Decatur County school bus and a pickup truck were involved in a crash late Tuesday afternoon, according to Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS).

The accident happened at the Scott Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive intersection.

There were five to six passengers in the truck, according to BPS.

BPS told WALB News 10 that the truck flipped over in the accident.

All of the passengers in the truck were injured and taken to the hospital. BPS officials said their conditions are not known at this time.

BPS officials said the bus was “loaded” with students but the exact number is not known. The students and the bus driver were not injured.

Bainbridge Public Safety said a truck and a school bus with students on board crashed Tuesday afternoon.
Bainbridge Public Safety said a truck and a school bus with students on board crashed Tuesday afternoon. (Source: WALB Viewer)

Decatur County Schools Superintendent Tim Cochran said student safety is their No. 1 concern. He said the school district is very concerned about student safety.

The superintendent said the school system is very committed to following up anytime something, like a bus accident, happens.

Cochran said our hearts and prayers go out to the family involved.

5pm - Accident scene has been cleared and roadway reopened. 3:30pm - Accident involving a school bus and a pickup truck...

Posted by Bainbridge Public Safety on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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