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Three vehicle collision involving school bus on U.S. 1

Eight taken to hospital, including five students as precaution

Posted: September 12, 2013 5:19 p.m.
Updated: September 13, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Miciah Bennett/

An emergency team responded to the scene of a three-vehicle collision involving a school bus full of West Wateree Elementary children Thursday afternoon.

A car rear-ended the bus near Pine Mark subdivision on U.S. 1 just past Lugoff-Elgin High School around 3:30 p.m.

Lugoff Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer said five children were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and three people were transported to the hospital in an unknown condition.

S.C. Highway Patrol troopers closed a portion of U.S. 1 during the investigation. Another school bus was sent to the scene to take the remaining students home.

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