Whether you call it the “big yellow twinkie” or by some other nickname, most everyone has ridden a school bus at one time or another in their lives. For seven children in Muscogee County, this everyday occurrence became terrifying.
A school bus crash in Midland, Georgia occurred on Monday, August 22. Seven children aboard the bus were injured. The driver of the bus was killed. The accident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. near Aaron Cohn Middle School.
A member of the Columbus Fire Department, Ricky Shores, reported that the school bus ran off of the road and collided with a tree. The cause of the accident is unknown at the time.
First responders do not believe that the driver of the bus, 67-year-old Roy Newman, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. They also do not believe that his vision was obscured.
It is not clear what caused the driver to lose control of the bus, drive off of the road, and hit the tree.
Immediately following the crash, the children were transported to the hospital along with the driver. The driver passed away at Midtown Medical Center at 11:12 a.m. Some of the students were treated and released from the hospital. One child had to be airlifted to an Atlanta area hospital. Two children were admitted to Midtown Medical Center, but they are expected to recover.
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