7 people injured after log truck rear-ended bus on McCords Ferry Rd

UPDATE: 7 people injured after log truck rear-ended bus on McCords Ferry Rd

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Seven people were hurt in a crash that involved two tractor-trailers and a bus on McCords Ferry Road on Monday afternoon.

Two people are still in the hospital as of Tuesday, police said, and they are looking into possible charges.

The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Based on their initial investigation, the bus and a tractor-trailer hauling logs were going south on McCords Ferry Road when a semi going the other way tried to avoid a car stopped on the side of the road.

When the semi driver crossed the yellow line to safely get around the disabled car, the bus driver slowed down to make room.

That’s when the log truck slammed into the back of the bus which such force the bus flipped as it crashed, police said.

Everyone involved in the crash went to the hospital for treatment. One of the passengers on the bus was in critical condition after the crash, police said Monday.

Two people who were on the bus remain the hospital as of Tuesday night, but they are stable, police said. Everyone else has been released.

Police blocked off the road from Leesburg Road to Screaming Eagle for several hours during their initial investigation. The Traffic Safety Unit for CPD is still looking into the crash and reviewing possible charges.

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