- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - One person is hospitalized in Charleston after a bus carrying special-needs passengers flipped on its side in Beaufort County.

Nine other people were hurt in the accident Wednesday that caused a three-vehicle pileup.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head (https://bit.ly/1v3r8g0 ) reported that the bus driver and seven passengers were taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, as were the driver and a passenger in a pickup truck. With the exception of the bus passenger taken to Charleston, all the others were treated and released.

Police say the driver of the 16-passenger bus swerved to avoid an object in the road.

The bus rolled on its side and slide into oncoming traffic, hitting the pickup truck head on. A second pickup truck then hit the back of the first truck.


Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com



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