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The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident involving a Grady County School bus loaded with students on their way to school Tuesday morning. Luckily, none were injured in the wreck, however, the driver of a car that ran into the bus was reportedly taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. The seriousness of the driver’s injuries were unknown to the newspaper Tuesday.
There were approximately 20 students on the bus from Cairo High, Eastside Elementary and Washington Middle schools, according to Dr. Kermit Gilliard, superintendent of Grady County Schools, when the accident happened at the intersection of Airport Road and Old Thomasville Road at approximately 7:10 a.m.
Gilliard says the bus was headed north on Airport Road and had stopped at the intersection with Old Thomasville Road. The bus driver said he did not see a car that was traveling east on Old Thomasville and he pulled into the intersection. The car crashed into the bus.
All of the students were checked by E.M.S. crews, Gilliard says, and another bus was brought to the scene to transport the students to school, albeit late.
The transportation director for Grady County Schools took the bus driver for a blood test following the accident. “This is a customary procedure to make sure the driver was not impaired,” Gilliard explains.
Information about the accident investigation was unavailable from the G.S.P. as of presstime.