South Carolina automobile accident – 2 students hit by SUV while catching school bus

Legal news for South Carolina automobile accident attorneys. A SUV hit two young children while crossing the street.

South Carolina Highway Patrol alerts South Carolina automobile accident lawyers- Two kids were hit by an SUV while trying to catch their school bus.

Gaffney, SC—Two students were struck by a SUV as they were attempting to cross the street to catch their school bus on Thursday morning, November 5, 2009. A 15-year-old driver struck the two students around 7:10 a.m., on Filter Plant Road in Cherokee County, as reported by WYFF4.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol stated a 5-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were crossing Filter Plant Road when an Isuzu SUV driven by Kristopher O’Bryan Mauney, 15, of Gaffney struck the children. The school bus that the students were trying to board was reportedly stopped with the stop arm fully extended with the lights flashing when the accident occurred.

The SUV apparently hit one of the students with the vehicle itself while the other was struck by the mirror of the SUV. The two children were identified as Savannah and Ian. Savannah bit her lip and sustained a bump on her head and an ankle injury, while her brother was uninjured in the accident. Both children were reportedly taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center for treatment and were later released. It is unknown if the 15-year-old driver was operating under a learners permit and if there was an adult driver in the vehicle with him. Police officials are investigating the incident.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for South Carolina automobile accident lawyers.