Four children transported to hospital after vehicle hits school bus

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Four children from Meadowfield Elementary School were transported to Palmetto Health Richland as a precaution Monday afternoon following an accident with their school bus.

According to Columbia Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Timmons, the bus driver was attempting to slow down to cross a railroad track at Veterans Road and Coatesdale Road when another vehicle hit the back of the bus.

Richland 1 officials say 35 to 40 students were on the bus at the time of the accident.

The four children do no appear to have life-threatening injuries, but they were complaining of head and leg pain. The driver that hit the bus was also transported to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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