School day starts with a bump

Photo Credit: Sean Streicher

Officers responded to an accident involving a school bus just before 8:00am Thursday in Baconton.

A Mitchell County school bus was turning left onto Lester Road off US-19 to drop students off at North Mitchell County Elementary School when a Mazda ProtÃgÃ, that was traveling north on US-19 struck the back of the bus.

Three students were complaining of minor injuries. All twenty one students and the bus driver were taken to Mitchell County Hospital to be looked at as a precaution, and all of them are expecting to be alright.

The driver of the Mazda was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

The bus driver is being charged with failure to yield.