Authorities said 18 students suffered minor injuries after their school bus was hit from behind Wednesday by a pickup truck while making a stop in Lexington County.
Lexington School District 2 spokeswoman Kay Joseph said the bus was hit around 1 p.m. on S.C. 302 just outside of South Congaree. It was carrying students from Congaree Elementary and Congaree-Wood Childhood Center, Joseph said.
Police said the 18 students were taken to hospitals as a precaution, and none of them appeared to be seriously injured.
Some other children on the bus who were not hurt were sent home with their parents.
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Troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol were investigating the wreck and information on the pickup truck driver was not available.
Associated Press contributed to this story.