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Coast RTA bus crash sends 14 people to hospitals

A Coast RTA bus crash sent more than a dozen people to the hospital.
A Coast RTA bus crash sent more than a dozen people to the hospital. Courtesy, WPDE

A Coast RTA bus driver has been charged after a crash in Pawleys Island on Monday evening, news partner WPDE reported.

“We can confirm that she was charged with going too fast for conditions. She is an experienced driver so we trust that she made the right decisions, but that will be determined in the investigation,” said Michelle Cantey with Coast RTA.

Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman said 14 people were transported to the hospital, and 13 refused treatment in the wreck on Highway 17 in Pawleys Island.

Eggiman said none of the injuries are critical.

A statement from Coast RTA says that the bus was the only vehicle involved in the wreck, and that the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

Additionally, Coast RTA says its conducting its own internal investigation into the accident.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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