Columbia County school bus in morning mishap

Monday, April 20, 2009 11:42 AM
Last updated 4:53 PM
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A mechanic driving a Columbia County school bus caused a three-car wreck this morning on Columbia Road, police said this afternoon.

Only the 20-year-old mechanic Phillip Knox, of Grovetown, was on the bus at the time of wreck, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said. No one was injured.

The lights of the bus were malfunctioning, so Mr. Knox was driving it back to the school system’s bus shop on Columbia Road when he rear-ended a van, pushing the van into a pick-up truck, Capt. Morris said.

Police charged Mr. Knox with driving too fast for conditions.

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crackertroy
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crackertroy 04/20/09 - 12:11 pm
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I think "breaking news" has
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I think "breaking news" has just been re-defined.

RU4Real
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RU4Real 04/20/09 - 12:17 pm
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This was a break out story,

This was a break out story, and thats the tooth!

artsy fartsy
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artsy fartsy 04/20/09 - 01:06 pm
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lol RU4Real!

lol RU4Real!

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Little Lamb 04/20/09 - 01:15 pm
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If those bus drivers had a

If those bus drivers had a union, then you can bet that a mechanic would not have been driving and there would be no crash.

40something
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40something 04/20/09 - 01:24 pm
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The bus drivers do have a

The bus drivers do have a union. The driver had to finish her route with a properly working bus. The mechanic was taking the other one to fix it.

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