No children were injured Wednesday when a car rear-ended a school bus on Franklin Road, Georgia State Patrol information officer Ginger Robbins said.
Around 3 p.m. Wednesday, a bus on the Mill Creek Elementary School route, carrying nine children, was struck from the rear by a private vehicle, said Hayley Greene, public relations and marketing specialist for Bulloch County Schools.
“The bus made a complete stop at the intersection of Franklin Road and Mill Creek Road, which is a four-way stop,” she said. “While the bus was stopped at the intersection, a small compact car failed to stop and hit the bus from behind.”
Georgia State Patrol Sr. Trooper Tommy Strickland said Tina Marie Provost, 55, Mill Creek Road, was driving a 1995 Toyota Tercel when she crashed in the back of the stationary bus. She was unconscious when EMS arrived, and transported to the hospital with minor injuries, he said.
The bus driver, Donna Horton Parker, 53, West Waters Road, and all the students were treated by EMS at the scene, Greene said. They were all “cleared with no visible injuries.”
The students were taken home by an alternate bus and driver, she said.
Strickland said Provost was charged with following too closely and seat belt violation.
In Liberty County Tuesday, a 5-year-old girl was killed and 22 others, including the driver, were injured when a school bus left the roadway and struck a tree.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.