In a concerning incident in South Carolina, a school bus collided with a tanker truck, leading to the hospitalization of at least 18 individuals, the majority of whom were children. The collision occurred at around 4 p.m. at an intersection near Gilbert in Lexington County, with the school bus carrying 36 passengers at the time, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Dramatic video footage captured the moment when the school bus pulled out in front of the tanker truck just before the crash took place. Following the incident, 17 children and one adult were transported to Lexington Medical Center for medical treatment, as confirmed by the hospital to WIS-TV. Fortunately, all the patients were evaluated and subsequently released from the hospital.
The exact conditions of the individuals involved and the cause of the collision have not been disclosed at this time. The bus was transporting students from Gilbert Middle School and Gilbert High School. Gilbert, located approximately 30 miles southwest of South Carolina’s capital, Columbia, is the site of this unfortunate accident.