School bus involved in crash in Charleston County; 9 students on board

Credit: Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) —  The driver of a van who hit a school bus in Awendaw was distracted at the time of the collision, according to authorities.

The Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire Department, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, and Charleston County EMS responded to Hwy 17 between White Road and Cooper Lane just before 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15.

The school bus was headed southbound on Highway 17 and slowed to approach a bus stop when the bus was rear-ended. According to Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies, the driver of the white van was distracted and hit the back of the school bus.

One student was evaluated by EMS.  No other injuries were reported.

Students were transferred to a new bus and taken to school.







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