SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Five students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries on Thursday after their school bus went off the road in Spartanburg County.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, at 2:29 p.m. a school bus carrying 25 students was travelling west on Overcreek Road near Gray Fox Run when it went off the road and struck a bridge guard rail before coming to a stop on the side of the road.
The bus was carrying students from Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary School.
Adrian Acosta, public relations director for Spartanburg School District Two, said none of the children taken to the hospital had visible injuries, but were complaining of pain or discomfort.
“We are so thankful that no one was seriously injured,” said Acosta. “We are thankful for the incredible response of our Community Partners and Friends with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Highway Patrol, area Fire Departments, and Spartanburg EMS.”
Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway said the bus driver was found at fault for the wreck and cited for driving too fast for conditions.
“Our synopsis is the driver was distracted by something happening on the bus and that initiated them losing control,” Ridgeway said.