GEORGETOWN CO., SC (WBTW) – 23 people were hurt in a crash in Georgetown County involving a Williamsburg County Transit bus, Saturday Morning.

According to Assistant Chief Tony Hucks with the Georgetown County Fire Department, the crash happened just before 7:30. A car hit the bus and the bus turned over onto its side into a ditch. The crash happened on Browns Ferry Road near Browns Ferry Elementary School. 

Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol tells us that the car and bus were traveling in opposite directions. 38 people were on the bus at the time of the crash. They are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. 

Hucks says the driver of the car had to be freed from the vehicle and was airlifted to MUSC for treatment. 22 people from the bus were taken to hospitals in Horry and Georgetown Counties. 

Seven patients were treated and at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, and two patients received care at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, according to a news release. Those patients have since been released.

Midway Fire Rescue assisted with the crash, according to a post on their Facebook Page.