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Firefighter Brian Herrington helps Caitlin Peebles, 6, after the day care bus on which she was riding overturned on Hardy McManus Road. There were no serious injuries to the nine passengers or the driver of the bus.

Children okay after daycare bus flips

Posted: August 19, 2013 - 5:44pm  |  Updated: August 21, 2013 - 12:06am
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Children from an overturned day care bus walk to an ambulance to be checked out. All nine children were wearing seatbelts and were able to evacuate the overturned bus.  Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Children from an overturned day care bus walk to an ambulance to be checked out. All nine children were wearing seatbelts and were able to evacuate the overturned bus.

Several Columbia County children escaped serious injury when a day care bus they were riding in flipped over Monday afternoon.

Julian Ronald Brown II, 20, of Evans, was driving the bus of nine elementary school children on
Hardy-McManus Road just before 4 p.m. when he lost control going over a hill, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Scott Curry. Brown had just left Riverside Elementary School.

“He remembers he couldn’t steer it,” Curry said.

The bus was transporting children for an after-school program at Greenbrier, A Bradley School, on William Few Parkway.

Curry said it appears the bus veered off the westbound shoulder twice before Brown overcorrected.

The bus spun around and flipped onto its side on the edge of a steep embankment.

All nine children were wearing seat belts and were able to climb out of the overturned vehicle, Curry said.

Some sustained minor injuries, but most were uninjured, he said.

Some of the children were picked up at the crash scene by their parents, and others were taken to a nearby church to wait for their parents.

Brown was cited for
driving too fast for conditions, and other charges are pending, Curry said.

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Comments (1)

CricketSeranade

Why?

Why on earth would you allow a twenty year old to drive a school bus? He's barely out of school himself. It's a miracle that no one was seriously hurt.

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