Five students injured in school bus crash on S.C. 544, driver of car charged

RAW: Horry County school bus crash on S.C. 544

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A school bus was involved in a crash Tuesday morning in Horry County.

The crash happened around 6:50 a.m. in the area of S.C. 544 and Pine Hollow Road, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey. For a time, lanes were blocked as crews worked the scene.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the driver of a car ran a red light and struck the bus. That driver was charged with disregarding a traffic signal, he added.

According to Lisa Bourcier, spokesperson for Horry County Schools, 25 students were aboard the bus at the time of the collision. Parents who were at the scene said the students were from Forestbrook Elementary School.

Five students were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and all parents have been notified, Casey said.

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