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Myrtle Beach man ticketed after crash involving school bus

A Myrtle Beach man was cited for failure to yield this morning after he turned in front of a school bus and caused a crash on S.C. 544, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

John Davis suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Waccamaw Hospital, Collins said. Horry County Fire Rescue officials removed Davis from his vehicle and mobilized him before taking him to the hospital.

There was one student on the bus at the time of the crash, said Teal Britton, spokeswoman for Horry County Schools. The Forestbrook Middle School student was taken by his mother to South Strand Ambulatory Care Center.

A school nursing official who happened to be in the area at the time of the crash, accompanied the boy and his mother to the hospital.

The boy did not appear to have any serious injuries, Britton said.

The driver of the bus also was not injured.

The driver of a black two-door Dodge car was driving eastbound of S.C. 544 and tried to make a left turn to U.S. 17 Bypass when he cut in front of the bus and crashed, Collins said. The school bus was traveling westbound.

The crash occurred at 7:02 a.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Traffic going west on S.C. 544 was stopped by the crash.

After the crash, the bus came to rest on the embankment under the U.S. Bypass overpass. A tow truck later removed the bus from the scene.

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