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Valdosta City School bus involved in accident with pickup truck

Posted: 12:40 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 12:40:30-04
School Bus Crash

VALDOSTA, Ga. — A Valdosta City School bus, with seven children on-board, was involved in a crash Thursday morning.

On Thursday at about 8:00 a.m., a Valdosta City School bus was turning left onto University Drive off of Bemiss Road when it was hit by a pickup truck.

The Valdosta Police Department said the truck was traveling South on Bemiss Road and hit the bus near the passenger side rear wheel area. There were seven children on the bus and the driver.

VPD said the bus was heading to Valdosta Middle School. No injuries were reported by any of the passengers of the school bus.

According to VPD, the pickup truck was occupied by three people including a 2-year-old not in a child safety seat. The only injuries reported were from the occupants of the truck and they were transported to SGMC, but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

The bus driver received a citation for Failure to Yield and the pickup driver received a citation for No Child Safety Seat.