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Burke driver remains hospitalized after I-20 school bus crash

Sunday, May 20, 2012 2:45 PM
Last updated 8:35 PM
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COVINGTON, Ga. — A 44-year-old school bus driver injured during a chain collision involving six buses east of Atlanta remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred Saturday as the buses headed from Burke County to Six Flags Over Georgia. The trip was a reward to the sixth- and seventh-graders for scoring well on a state assessment test.

Officials say one bus slowed abruptly on Interstate 20 as it approached a construction site, setting off the collision.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says 65 students were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not serious. Bus driver Angela Jones was cut from the wreckage and flown to an Atlanta hospital.

Wright says charges are pending in the crash.

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CobaltGeorge 05/20/12 - 04:25 pm

Bus Tailgating.........First bus traveling too fast for conditions...JMO.

nnaugusta 05/20/12 - 10:35 pm
Without a doubt!

Without a doubt!

boodroe 05/21/12 - 09:15 am
Driving to fast for conditions

The buses were speeding and driving too close to together it seems. A construction zone doesn't just pop up on you it is noted a good distance away if they had not been speeding they could have slowed down and not hit each other and what about the car not related to the buses how is that driver were they hurt and will they sue the Burke County school system?

stillamazed 05/21/12 - 11:02 am
There seems to be a lot of

There seems to be a lot of assuming of what happened here. Perhaps before fingers are pointed we should wait to hear the investigation reports. There are a lot of factors here. Was the lead buses brake lights working did the driver perhaps misjudge and area of the construction site. You don't have to be speeding to rear end someone who slams on brakes in front of you. Just saying....

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