McDuffie County bus accident sends 3 students to hospital

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MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – An early morning accident involving a school bus and a pickup truck sent three students and a driver to area hospitals.

The incident happened at 7:15 Thursday morning at the intersection of Salem Road and the East Thomson Bypass.

Three students were taken by ambulance to University Hospital McDuffie with minor injuries.

The driver of the truck was taken to Augusta University.

The rest of the students, bus driver and bus monitor were taken by another bus to University Hospital McDuffie as a precautionary measure.

Parents were notified by personal calls from officials at the hospital.

The accident is under investigation by Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement.

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