Several individuals, including multiple children, were seriously injured Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision involving a school bus.
Coffee County Schools Superintendent Morris Leis stated a bus carrying approximately 11 middle school students collided with a Toyota pickup truck, which was also carrying three children.
The bus was traveling north on Herbert Batten Rd. en route to Coffee High School when the pickup, which was traveling west on Van Davis Rd., allegedly pulled into its path.
All occupants in the pickup were seriously injured, and a number of students on the bus were transported from the scene for treatment. One occupant in the pickup was ejected from the vehicle.
"Right now, our biggest concern is for the the children who were hurt," Leis stated. "We are praying for them and ask the community to do the same."
Specifics regarding the severity of those reported injured has not been disclosed at this time.
- Jerry A. Hudson/DouglasNow.com