South Carolina Caesar’s Head bus crash injured 15 people

Legal news for South Carolina personal injury attorneys. A bus slammed into trees along a mountain road, injuring 12 students.

Personal injury attorneys alerts- A bus crash in South Carolina injured twelve middle school students.

Greenville, SC—A tour bus lost control when its breaks became overheated on Caesar’s Head Friday afternoon, December 4, 2009. The bus slammed into some trees along side the road to avoid possibly driving off the side of the mountain. The crash injured 15 people, which included 12 middle school students, as reported by WYFF4.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported, a caravan of four buses were traveling on the mountain road when one of the buses brakes began to overheat. The driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle, and made the desperate decision to ditch the bus off the side of the road into some trees, instead of taking the chance of it flying off the side of the mountain. A total of 40 people were traveling on the bus from Camp Greenville, when the collision occurred. Fifteen people were injured, which included 12 students. Emergency medical services (EMS) teams rushed one victim to a hospital located in Transylvania County, North Carolina. EMS crews rushed the other injured victims to Greenville Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. The River Falls Fire Department stated none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. The ages of the injured students were reportedly between the ages of 8 to 14-years-old. The injuries sustained by the students were reportedly mostly neck and head injuries. A head injury sustained by the female bus driver appeared to be the most severe injury. The students were from Blythewood Middle School in Richland County.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for South Carolina personal injury lawyers.