One person was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after an accident Thursday, Feb. 20, that involved a school bus carrying nine elementary school students and two passenger vehicles. The accident took place on Brockton Road east of Maddox Road in Jefferson just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, but none of the children, nor the bus driver, were injured. The Georgia State Patrol has since charged Sandra Seden with failure to maintain lane.
The at-fault vehicle was a gray Chevrolet HHR believed to be driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver was trapped and extricated. She was taken by ambulance to Athens Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries, according to authorities. Firefighters on scene said that she was alert before she was taken to the hospital.
The driver of a red Dodge Dakota that appeared to have rear-ended the school bus following the initial crash complained of slight injury, but was treated on the scene and released by EMS personnel.
The students were on the way home from East Jackson Elementary School in a school bus driven by school bus driver Tracy Allen Booth. They were evaluated by EMS and rescue personnel on the scene and turned over to their parents.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Harrisburg Fire Department and Jackson County EMS worked the accident.
“I’m thankful that the children are OK. From the looks of it, it could have been a lot worse,” Sheriff Janis Mangum, on the scene, said.
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