Three people were transported to a local hospital after a school bus initiated a three-car collision on Carolina Forest Boulevard Wednesday morning, according to troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The three injured came from the two other vehicles involved in the crash, said Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.
“No students were injured. The students were transferred to another bus and are at school,” Lisa Bourcier, spokesperson for Horry County Schools, said in a release Wednesday morning.
The collision was reported around 8 a.m. near the Walker Woods subdivision.
“During the morning commute, a bus carrying approximately 10 students from Ten Oaks Middle School was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle on Carolina Forest Boulevard,” Bourcier said in the release.
Collins said the school bus rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped to make a left turn. The vehicle that was struck from behind, then collided with the car in front of it, Collins said.
The driver of the school bus, who has been identified as 59-year-old Keith Hess, was charged with driving too fast for conditions, according to Collins.
Bourcier says that the matter is also being investigated by Horry County Schools.
Christian Boschult contributed to this report.