Truck collides with school bus on Monticello Road - - Columbia, South Carolina

Truck collides with school bus on Monticello Road, 14 students taken to hospital

(Source: Mark Johnston) (Source: Mark Johnston)

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating an accident involving a school bus carrying students from Richland County School District One.

According to district spokesperson Karen York, the bus was traveling South on Monticello Rd. near Interstate 20 around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon when it was involved in the crash.

Troopers say the driver of the SUV was attempting to turn left from Monticello Rd. onto I-20 when it collided with the side of the bus.

The bus was carrying 18 students from Eau Claire High School. 

York says 14 of those students are being reported with injuries, but none of them are serious.  York described the injuries as bumps, scratches and bruises.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital, but troopers say the driver was not seriously injured.  

Troopers charged the driver of the SUV with failure to yield to the right of way.

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