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.