A driver was transported to the hospital Wednesday after crashing into a school bus that was stopped to let off a student on Highway 280 in North Bryan.
According to Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell, emergency services were called around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday to find bystanders had extinguished a sedan that was on fire with the driver trapped inside.
“While the school bus was stopped to let off the last student, the driver of the sedan rear-ended the bus, wedging (the sedan) under the rear bumper,” Howell said.
He said the sedan was significantly damaged, and the driver was taken to Memorial Health in Savannah with non-life threatening injuries.
Howell noted that drivers should use more caution now that school is back in session and buses are back on the roads.
The student and the bus driver were checked out by emergency medical services at the scene. Both the driver and the mother of the student refused hospital transport.
Highway 280 remained closed until Georgia State Patrol completed its investigation.