Three tour buses full of 150 children from Blythewood Middle School, and several adult chaperones, were headed to Greenville, South Carolina (SC) from a YMCA camp in Cedar Creek, North Carolina (NC) when one of the tour buses caused an accident that sent 14 children and adults to the hospital.
The three tour buses, part of Southern Connection Tours, were traveling on U.S. 276 in Greenville Countybus accident. The second tour bus collided with the first bus causing the driver to swerve off the road and strike a tree near Persimmon Ridge.
At least three children and four adults were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Three other children were taken to North Greenville Hospital, and three senior citizens were taken to St. Francis Hospital. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol additional injured passengers may have been taken to other local South Carolina (SC) hospitals.
Bus accidents can cause serious, life threatening injuries. Typically, large school buses and tour buses have open seating that does not offer seat belts or other restraining devices. When these buses wreck, passengers can literally be bounced around the inside of the bus; increasing their likelihood of injury.
Bus accidents are more common in North and South Carolina then one might think. If you or your child has been injured in a bus accident a personal injury attorney may be able to help you get compensation from the bus company involved in the accident.