Driver rear-ends school bus; no injuries reported

mrice@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 24, 2014 

A driver allegedly rear-ended a Muscogee County School District bus around 7:40 a.m. today, but no injuries were reported.

The accident happened at Milgen Road and Burt Mar Drive and involved Bus No. 729, which was carrying 40 students to Gentian Elementary School, according to an email from the district's communications director, Valerie Fuller. The driver of the car reportedly was cited for the accident, Fuller said.

"The bus stop arm was out and lights were flashing at the bus stop when the driver of the car rear-ended the bus at Burt Mar and Milgen," Fuller said. "Students were reportedly crossing the street to get on the bus at the time when the accident occurred. There was no immediate visible damage reported to the back of bus. The bus driver was able to resume the route to school on the same bus. The bus arrived to school about an hour late."

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