Truck driver sideswipes bus in Spartanburg Co, troopers say

A school bus accident happened Wednesday in front of Fairforest Elementary.

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) — Spartanburg School District 6 officials confirm a bus driver was hurt in a school bus accident near Fairforest Elementary School.

A spokesperson for the school district says a truck clipped the driver’s side mirror of the bus. No students were hurt, but the driver was taken from the scene by ambulance as a precaution.

The S.C. Highway Patrol reports the accident happened Wednesday morning on Mt. Zion Road.

Trooper Joe Hovis said 30 students were on the bus when it was sideswiped by a large truck used to haul waste.

The truck driver was traveling north on Mt. Zion Road when he crossed the center and hit the bus, which was headed in the opposite lane, Hovis said.

The truck driver was cited in the crash for driving left of center.

Hovis said the bus driver suffered non life-threatening injuries in the accident.

Here is a list of current accidents on the SC Highway Patrol Website.