GSP investigating Brooks County bus crash

| May 3, 2017

BROOKS Co. -Post #31 Valdosta Troopers are currently investigating a crash involving a  Brooks County School Bus.

The crash occurred on Cooper Road (2009)in Brooks County at 0735 am.  The crash was called into the Brooks County 911 Center. Troopers  were requested to investigate the crash.

The bus was traveling east on Cooper road when the bus traveled off the right shoulder of Cooper Road. The bus struck the ditch and a culvert.  After contact with the ditch and culvert, the driver steered the bus back onto Cooper Road.

The bus then traveled across both east and west bound lanes of Cooper Road.  The bus  traveled into the south ditch of Cooper Road and into  the property of 2009 Cooper Road.  The driver  drove the bus back onto Cooper Road where he stopped the bus and exited to inspect for vehicle damage.

The driver stated that the bus was drivable and that he continued on his route.  The driver later reported the incident to the school officials when he arrived at the school to unload the children.

There are a total of 21 injuries ranging from cut lips and noses along with complaints of various non visible  injuries.  There were no serious injuries reported.

The driver was also charged with Cruelty to Children in the second degree.  This is a Felony.

School bus driver arrested after crash injures more than 20 students
Morning News for 5-3-17
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