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Three school buses involved in wreck in Dade County

Three school buses involved in wreck in Dade County (Photo: Amber Faye Marshall)

UPDATE:

We now have the police report of the incident. It says that the crash was caused because a driver "looked away for a second" before realizing the buses in front of him were stopped.

Read the full report below:

UPDATE:

Dr. Jan Harris, Dade County Schools Superintendent, tells NewsChannel 9 on Friday that three buses lined up at the light. The light changed. First, two buses stopped, but the third bus driver did not stop.

Harris says that third bus driver is not driving on Friday, which is standard procedure.

Harris says he has been driving for Dade County for a long time, but says she will not release his name at this time.

There were a total of seven students who sought medical attention. Six were sent to Erlanger Hospital for soreness in the shoulder and neck area. One was sent to the dentist with a broken tooth.

Two bus drivers also got checked out. All were released.

Dr. Harris says the community response to the accident was "heartwarming."

ORIGINAL STORY:

Dade County 911 confirms 3 buses were involved in an accident in Dade County Georgia.

It happened at the intersection of Highway 111 and 136 in Trenton. Minor injuries were reported.

Some of the students were taken to Erlanger as a precaution.

Students who were not harmed were transported to Dade County Middle School.


This is a developing story. Depend on NewsChannel 9 to bring you more information as it becomes available.


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