School bus crashes into special needs bus in Greenville Co.

Highway Patrol investigation a crash involving a bus and a church van Wednesday.
Highway Patrol investigation a crash involving a bus and a church van Wednesday.

GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A school bus struck a special needs bus at the intersection of Delaware Street and Fork Shoals Road in Greenville County, in the Conestee area, according to SC Highway Patrol.

The wreck happened at about 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, troopers says.

They say the 47-year-old driver of the school bus is being charged with Disregarding Traffic Device.

A 40-year-old woman and a 7-year-old were passengers on the school bus at the time of the accident, according to Highway Patrol.

They say the bus driver of the special needs bus was injured and taken by EMS to Greenville Hospital.

A 24-year-old passenger, who was in a wheelchair and secured to the bus, was also injured and taken to the hospital, they say.

Both had non-life-threatening injuries, according to troopers.

Beth Brotherton of Greenville County Schools tells 7News the sun was in the school bus driver’s eyes when they ran a red light and into the special needs bus.

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