Driver of van cited in crash involving school bus in Spartanburg

Firefighters work to free a driver trapped after a crash involving a school bus in Spartanburg on Thursday morning (WSPA).

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — A Spartanburg District 7 school bus was involved in a crash with a van in Spartanburg.

Troopers report the crash happened a little after 8 a.m. Thursday on Chesnee Highway near Oaktree Road.

Witnesses tell us fire crews were working to free someone trapped in a van that was pinned between the school bus and a bridge.

Spartanburg School District 7 officials said 16 high school students were aboard the bus at the time of the crash.

Ten students were taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure with bruises, where they were all checked and later released.

The bus was on its way to Whitlock Flexible Learning Center.

The driver of the van was also taken to the hospital.

None of the injuries are life threatening, according to Trooper Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Hovis said the school bus was turning right when it was hit by the van.

South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of the van in the school bus crash was cited for driving too fast for conditions.