Six students were injured in a school bus crash involving a dump truck Wednesday morning, Oct. 16 at 7:27 a.m. near the intersection of Hwy. 53 East and Jack Heard Road.
According to a press release issued by Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Danny Thompson, "the incident was initially reported as no injuries. After several minutes, several students began to complain of minor injuries at which point Dawson County Fire & EMS were dispatched at 07:44 a.m."
The release continues, "Dawson County Emergency Services and the Board of Education began notification to parents for those students with injuries. A total of six students, with non-life-threatening injuries, were transported by EMS to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dawson County EMS obtained a total of four patient/parental refusals. A total of twelve students were transferred to a second bus and transported to their various schools within the district."
The accident is currently being investigated by Georgia State Patrol.