A Bulloch County School bus overturned in an accident around 7:45 am, on Thursday, August 5, 2021. There were NO CHILDREN on the bus at the time of the accident.
A statement released by the Bulloch County Schools explained that the accident occured after morning school routes were complete.
The Bulloch County School bus was heading west on Miller Street Extension and was crossing the Veterans Memorial Parkway when it was stuck by a tractor trailer traveling South on Veterans Memorial Parkway. The bus overturned on impact.
The tractor trailer, registered to a company in Florida, that was hauling 35,000 pounds of wire spools.
The driver had been removed from the bus when Bulloch County EMS arrived on the scene. The 62 year old female driver of the bus was transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC). Her condition is unknown at the time this story was published.
The bus was heading toward the school district’s Technology & Transportation Annex on Simons Road.
The driver of the tractor trailer was treated and released at the scene.
In addition to Bulloch County EMS, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia DOT, Statesboro Fire Department and Georgia State Patrol responded to assist with the accident. Bulloch County Schools Transportation personnel also responded to the scene.
Statesboro Fire Department responded to help contain and mitigate fuel, oil and other fluids leaking from the overturned bus. There was no fire danger.
The Georgia State Patrol is in charge of the accident investigation. No official report is available at this time from GSP.