Minor injuries reported after car rear-ends school bus at stop near Chapin
Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – A Lexington-Richland Five school bus was rear-ended by a vehicle as the bus was unloading students Thursday afternoon near Chapin. There was a car sitting still behind the school bus on Amicks Ferry Road when that vehicle was rear-ended by another car that couldn’t get stopped. That crash knocked the first car into the rear of the bus damaging it. No one was seriously injured, although the bus’s driver did complain of some pain and discomfort to the first law enforcement officer that arrived. There were originally reports that one child may have been slightly injured, however that was not confirmed by the school district and no one was believed to have required transport to a hospital.
The bus was running its afternoon route around 3:00 p.m. when the accident occurred. The incident did completely close Amicks Ferry Road for a short while as deputies, firefighters, and EMTs went about the task of checking on everyone involved and sorting out the mess. Eventually, troopers arrived to investigate the accident and what caused the car’s driver to miss seeing the stopped bus and car, causing the entire thing.
This was the third high-profile accident in the Chapin area in two days. Wednesday, a single-vehicle accident trapped the driver in the SUV for over an hour while firefighters worked to free that individual. Thursday morning, a serious crash near Hilton caused significant, but non-life-threatening injuries to a teenage girl when two cars collided. The school bus accident happened later that same day.