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A car accident involving a car and a South Carolina school bus at the intersection of Highmarket Street and Merriman Road in Georgetown has resulted in several injuries. According to police, the car accident occurred when another vehicle struck an SUV, which then hit the bus. Reports did not detail much of what happened leading to the initial collision, but rather focused on the harrowing events as the bus was struck. The accident remains under investigation.

At the time of the collision, the bus was carrying four students and the bus driver. Two students and the bus driver were reportedly injured, requiring medical treatment at a local hospital. Their injuries were not serious.

Sometime after the accident, the other two students who were present on the bus also were treated at a hospital for injuries that were said to be non-critical. There has been no update on their condition or the extent of their injuries. In addition, reports immediately following the accident do not indicate whether the driver of the SUV or the other vehicle sustained any injuries.

In South Carolina, anyone injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party may be eligible to pursue personal injury claims against that party. In the case of these injured children, their parents may be able to file such claims on their behalf against any party deemed to be responsible for their injuries. A successfully litigated personal injury claim can provide compensation to the injured person and his or her family members to help them recover financially as they focus on recovering physically from the car accident.

Source: Georgetown Times, “Bus driver, four students taken to hospital after accident,” Jan. 3, 2013


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