As per the officials, several youngsters who were taken to the hospital on Thursday after a school bus and a tanker truck crashed in Lexington County, South Carolina, have been discharged.
According to a press release from Lexington County School District One, the bus driver and 17 pupils were taken to Lexington Medical Center after the collision.
According to the district, the incident happened at roughly 4 p.m., the bus was carrying 43 students.
“Our hearts go out to the students and their families and everyone involved,” In the statement district superintendent Gerrita Postlewait said.
ABC News 4 shared the incident video and statement:
VIDEO: Seventeen children aboard a school bus in Lexington County were taken to the hospital Thursday after the bus was hit by a tanker truck. #scnews
Full story: https://t.co/sXT0owJqip pic.twitter.com/RrqEocS9bO
— ABC News 4 (@ABCNews4) May 26, 2023
“We are truly grateful that those seen at the hospital have all been released. Today, school administrators and counselors continue to check on the students. Additional school counselors were on standby if needed.”
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The South Carolina Highway Patrol has opened an investigation into the incident. The school system has stated that human resources and transportation workers are also “conducting an investigation following federal law and district procedures.”
“Pending the outcomes of the investigations,” the district has stated that the bus driver is currently on paid administrative leave.
CNN has attempted to contact Lexington County School District One and Lexington Medical Center.
The state capital of South Carolina, Columbia, is located close to Lexington County.
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