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Bus crash sends several students and adult victims to hospital

One of the privileges of participating in school activities is the ability to travel to other areas for performances and special events. Unfortunately, that privilege can come at a steep price when an unexpected bus crash results in serious injuries. One recent school trip ended with the bus going off the highway in South Carolina.

The students and adult chaperones were returning from a chorus trip to a popular tourist destination. The group was traveling in two chartered buses that were headed north along Interstate 95 around 1 a.m. For reasons that are yet unclear, one of the bus drivers purportedly lost control of the vehicle and careened off of the northbound side of the highway. The vehicle plowed through the cable barriers and then traveled across the southbound lanes. The bus finally came to rest headed down an embankment just short of crashing into several large trees.

The wreck caused 17 people to suffer undisclosed injuries. A passing tractor-trailer driver stopped to render aid to the victims who had suffered bleeding injuries. There were conflicting reports as to how many victims required transportation to a local medical center for treatment. An additional six passengers arrived later after complaining of seemingly less serious injuries.

The second bus was not involved in the accident, and the charter company supplied an additional vehicle to transport the uninjured students back to their North Carolina high school. All of the passengers may suffer lingering side effects from this bus crash for some time to come. Whenever travelers in South Carolina suffer serious injuries through the negligence of another driver, they may choose to seek recompense for their monetary damages through the filing of a lawsuit through the state's civil court system.

Source: live5news.com, "Bus crash in Colleton County injures 17 from N.C. high school", Patrick Phillips, April 29, 2018

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