UPDATE| School officials: School bus driver ran through stop sign, could face suspension

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Monday, August 31, 2015

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WRDW) -- Three students were on the bus at the time of the accident, which was caused after a school bus driver did not stop at a stop sign, according to Greg Anderson, Chief of Operations for Edgefield County School District.

According to Anderson, the school bus driver thought she would not be able to stop in time for a stop sign. Anderson says instead of her slamming on the brakes, and bouncing the three students around, she attempted to speed up and get through the intersection before the cross traffic.

The three students on board the school bus were shaken up, however Anderson says the students, nor the bus driver, were injured. the students were released to their families, according to Anderson.

According to Anderson, the bus driver will undergo drug testing, and he says she could face suspension or termination.

The driver of the car involved in the accident was injured, according to Anderson, but he does not know the severity of the driver's injuries.

The accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


Monday, August 31, 2015

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WRDW) -- South Carolina Highway Patrol confirms injuries in the accident involving a school bus and a car on Columbia Road and Lanier Road in Johnston.

A News 12 crew is en route and will update you with more information as soon as we know more.


Monday, August 31, 2015

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WRDW) -- Edgefield County Dispatch confirms an accident involving a school bus and car in Johnston. Dispatch says the accident happened around 3:25 p.m. on Columbia Road and Lanier Road.

News 12 has a crew on its way and will update you as soon as we know more.