A wreck Monday morning involving a school bus has hospitalized three seventh graders.
The children were riding the bus to Hopkins Middle School about 7:45 a.m. when it was hit by a 1997 Ford truck while stopped at Bitternut Road at Osprey Lane, according to the state Highway Patrol. The children were all transported to the hospital with minor injuries. There were six other children on the bus at the time of the crash who were uninjured.
A spokeswoman with Richland School District 1 said that the children complained of neck and shoulder pain. Two of the three children were released from the hospital by Monday afternoon
The truck’s driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions, troopers say.
―R. Darren Price