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Teenager crashes into rear of Richmond County school bus

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 9:52 PM
Last updated Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 7:24 AM
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A 19-year-old female was hospitalized Wednesday after crashing into a Richmond County school bus.

Approximately 3:40 p.m., deputies responded to Windsor Spring Road, where the unidentified female failed to stop when the school bus attempted to turn right onto Patrick Avenue before striking the rear of the bus, according to a statement from Sgt. Monica Belser.

The 19-year-old’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

Of the 52 children on the bus, one complained of injuries but was not transported to a hospital, Belser confirmed.

The female driver will be charged with following too closely.

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mosovich
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mosovich 08/13/14 - 09:52 pm
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Probably texting..

Probably texting or talking on the phone.. Just got back from New York where I for five days never witnessed a person driving while on the phone or texting.. How nice it was to feel safe while driving..

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/13/14 - 10:36 pm
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Texting or

Talking on the phone for sure. Today's teens can't survive for a few minutes without "checking". Heck today's adults can't wait.

A whole generation with their heads turned down and focused on the little hand held gadget. The whole world passing them by.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/13/14 - 10:40 pm
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Leave

The electronics at home and walk a few miles down the Appalachian trail.

You'd be amazed at what you'd see.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/13/14 - 11:49 pm
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Just ask Mark Sanford.

Just ask Mark Sanford.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/14/14 - 02:00 am
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iaaffg
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iaaffg 08/14/14 - 04:55 am
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just as not bothering to use
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just as not bothering to use turn signals anymore has become the norm for so many on the highways and byways these days, so, too, has become the suicidal habit of tailgating on the road, especially if one is not travelling as fast as the idiot behind them thinks they should be travelling. not sure what puddin'pop here was doing while driving her car behind the bus: on cell, texting, putting on makeup, doing hair, doing nails, watching a movie on tv....who knows? whatever it was, it wasn't paying attention to the road and the eyes weren't on the road, they were elsewhere. cars are like a gun: not dangerous unless handled by a human, and it seems to me too many drivers out there are no more qualified to handle a car than they would be a gun. so drive defensively, y'all!

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Airman 08/14/14 - 06:00 am
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Young Fred

Spot on comment, I walk 10 to 15 miles daily, sometimes with my dogs and sometimes without. I ALWAYS have my phone with me, but the secret is it is on silent, in a zip lock bag, in case of rain or God forbid I fall in the lake or ponds, but if I do have an accident or encounter trouble I can call 911. People put the gadgets away and wake up and enjoy this creation of Gods. OK off the soap box

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/14/14 - 04:01 pm
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Airman

I wouldn't call it soapbox, just the unvarnished truth.

It hurts me deep down in my soul, what some kids/grownups/grown up kids give up or pass by for a few seconds of electronic jollies.

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Darby 08/14/14 - 04:25 pm
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Darby
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Darby 08/14/14 - 04:26 pm
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I'm thinking Mark Sanford

couldn't FIND the Appalachian Trail if his life depended on it.

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jimmymac 08/14/14 - 05:05 pm
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Do the schools in GA and SC have mandatory drivers education for students? It would appear that if they do it must be the most flunked course being taught. Young and old don't seem to know what a turn signal was put into a car for. Most haven't learned that unless you're driving a semi you don't need to swing into the other lane to make a turn. Most don't possess the skill to stay in their own lane while driving down the road or don't they teach what the lines on the road are for? I would guess that social media must be taught in the schools because nearly every person is driving while talking or texting on their phones.

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historylover 08/14/14 - 05:55 pm
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I'm sure she

just didn't see the bus! Come on people! She has a right to use that phone while she's driving. It's the law!

I swear I am joking. I've just been so hard to get along with lately that I didn't want to stop.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/14/14 - 06:11 pm
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""I'm thinking Mark Sanford

""I'm thinking Mark Sanford couldn't FIND the Appalachian Trail if his life depended on it.""

He found "something" that's for sure. I doubt it was worth a presidential run, because that's what he gave up.

Whew! was it worth it? Only Mark knows.

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