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Multiple school bus accident in Georgia injures bus driver and 43 students

Multiple school bus accident in Georgia injures bus driver and 43 students
Posted at 5:34 PM, May 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-19 17:34:21-04

A crash involving multiple school buses on I-20 has injured a bus driver and 43 students, Newton County emergency officials said.

One bus driver has been transported to the hospital, CBS Affiliate WGCL reports.

Lt. Tyrone Oliver, Newton County Sheriff spokesman, said the driver had non-life threatening injuries. No child was seriously hurt.

The students were from Burke County Middle School in Waynesboro. The group was reportedly on its way to Six Flags theme park.

The cause of the accident was not clear.

An official at Newton County Medical Center said the injuries are minor, mostly bumps and bruises (referred to as “ambulatory treatments”) and that the students will be released to their parents.