Two adults and three children were injured in an accident involving a school bus this afternoon in Statham.

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol responded to the accident which occurred just after 4:15 p.m. this afternoon on Atlanta Highway near Wall Road.

According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, a Jeep Liberty driven by Tiffany Holcomb, 24, of Statham, struck the rear of the bus while it was stopped to unload children. The lights on the bus were activated at the time of the crash, Wright said.

The driver of this Jeep Liberty was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision. Photo by Steve Brown

Holcomb was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The injured children – Morgan Ridgeway, Erica Dean and Isaac Armstrong - were transported to Barrow Regional Medical Center. Bus driver Evelyn Rabi was treated at the scene and released.

Fourteen children were on the bus at the time of the collision.

Wright said Holcomb will be charged with following too closely.

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