A Bulloch County school bus was involved in an accident on Bermuda Run at the entrance of Market 100 on Tuesday, August 17. The bus had just began its afternoon elementary route.
At approximately 2:10 PM a Bulloch County school bus was at the entrance of Market 100 on Bermuda Run, adjacent to EGRMC Women’s Pavilion when a pickup truck ran into the rear of the bus.
According to Hayley Green, Public Relations Director for Bulloch Schools, there were 30 students and a driver on board. No injuries to students or school personnel were reported at the scene, and no one was transported from the scene by EMS.
First responders and school district personnel arrived quickly to the scene.
The bus was stopped in front of Market 100, on Bermuda Run Road, in Statesboro, to let off three children at their designated bus stop. While it was stopped it was struck from behind by the vehicle.
The driver of the bus evacuated the children from the bus as a precaution, onto the side of the road.
Due to a driver shortage, the bus routes for the elementary children began earlier today.
Statesboro Fire Department responded as a precaution. There was no fire on the bus or in the truck that struck the bus.
Bulloch County EMS also responded to the scene and evaluated all of the children and the driver as a precaution. They remained on the scene until school district personnel notified all of the students parents.
Statesboro Police Department is investigating the accident.