February 8, 2011 – A number of high school students suffered personal injuries on Saturday when their school bus crashed into a tree near Hollywood. According to a report at the Charleston Post and Courier, the bus driver has been cited for speeding.
The school bus was carrying nearly 30 students from Baptist Hill High School. The students were part of a JTOTC program and were returning from Denmark, where they took part in a military parade. The bus was driving in the eastbound lanes of Old Jacksonboro Road when the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic while attempting to merge onto U.S. Highway 74.
The driver then overcorrected, which caused the school bus to drive off the road and crash into a row of trees. Six students were injured in the school bus accident, but their identities have not yet been released. They are receiving treatment for their injuries at St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital. The bus driver, a man from Walterboro, was not injured.
Deputies say all of the students are expected to survive, although their conditions are currently unknown.