Bus Wrecks, Hits House Near Enterprise

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

The crash on Highway 513 is how the school day ended for one bus driver and approximately 30 middle school students in Enterprise.

According to Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp, a witness reported watching the bus crash first into another car and then a home at roughly 3:30 p.m.

"The bus had just picked up children from the middle school," said Kemp. "They were being transported to the high school when an apparent vehicle pulled out in front of them causing the bus and the car to collide."

Kemp says after the collision, the car went into a grassy area. The bus ended up on the front porch of a house.

After a collision like this, school officials say they're grateful no students have reported injuries. The bus driver is also fine. He had to go to the hospital due to school procedures.

"Just school policy and insurance policy," said superintendent Arthur McMillan. "After it was all said and done, they took statements from everybody around and he went onto the hospital to have the test run that would verify no alcohol or drugs in his system."

Students and the bus driver are lucky to have walked away without injuries after an accident that ended like this. The driver of the car was an elderly man from Clarke County. His name has not yet been released. He is the only person with reported injuries.

"However, the driver of the car is in very serious condition. I believe they've helicoptered him to UMC to Jackson," Kemp said.

No one is currently living in the house that was struck by the bus. Officials with the Enterprise Police Department are still investigating the cause of the accident.


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