LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — Lancaster County’s Emergency Management Office says they responded a little after 3 p.m. to Highway 9 by Old Potter Road in Lancaster County for an accident involving a school bus, logging truck, and other vehicles.
Bryan Vaughn, the director of safety and transportation for Lancaster County schools, says the school bus had 15 children on it from Buford Elementary. Vaughn says the bus came to a stop, a car pulled up behind it and also came to a stop, and then a logging truck hit the car. This in turn hit the school bus, pushing it into oncoming traffic and hitting another car. Vaughn says a mom was waiting at a bus stop — she was also hit. No word yet on her condition.
Two students and a bus driver had to be taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Everyone on the school bus is expected to be okay.
However, emergency management says one person had to be extricated and three people had to be airlifted to the hospital.