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Bus, truck collide; no students hurt

POSTED: December 11, 2007 7:19 a.m.
An early morning wreck on Thursday involved a Liberty County school bus and a small truck and left the two drivers with minor injuries, but did not hurt any students since it occurred before any were on the bus.
According to witnesses, the crash occurred when the driver of the truck pulled in front of the bus on Highway 84 near Holmestown Road, causing the bus driver to swerve in an attempt to miss the truck. But the bus driver was unable to maneuver in time and hit the passenger side of the truck before breaking through a guardrail and heading into a ditch.
Both drivers, who were not identified, sustained minor injuries and were taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center as a precaution.
Despite occurring during normal school bus pick-up hours, no students were harmed.
"Fortunately, there were no children on the bus," Liberty County Interim School Superintendent Harley Grove said.
The school system's director of transportation, Mickey Baynes, said the incident caused a slight delay in traffic, but did not hinder the regular bus schedule.
"A lot of our drivers were able to step up and pull through to help each other out and we were able to get the kids to school on time," he said.
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