Driver charged in Horry Co. school bus crash

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two Horry County school buses were involved in a crash on Highway 707 and Big Block Road Tuesday morning, sending two students to the hospital.

According to Horry County Schools spokesperson Teal Britton, the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Sonny Collins explains that the two buses were stopped in traffic in Highway 707 when they were side swiped by a car that pulled out from Big Block Road.

That car, driven by a female driver, lost control on the wet pavement, and caused only minor damage to the buses.

Collins confirms that the female driver is charged with driving too fast for conditions and did not have a driver license.

Teal Britton confirms two students were transported to Waccamaw Hospital. The students did not have any visual injuries but voiced that they wanted to get checked out by doctors.

This wreck is the first time that two buses were involved in the same accident, states Britton.

Students on the buses were heading to Early College High School at Horry Georgetown Technical College and Scholars Academy at Coastal Carolina University. The students were picked up from the St. James/Socastee area.

Britton adds there were 27 students on one bus and 24 on the second bus. The buses were cleared to leave and left the scene so they could drop the students off to continue their school day.

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