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Posted: November 12, 2012 4:52 p.m.

Students, parents injured in bus crash

Driver named, charged with failure to yield

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Georgia State Patrol troopers are shown working the scene around 9:15 a.m., but the school bus had already left and the car had been towed by that time.

UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle that pulled into the path of the school bus at Oak Hill Elementary has been identified as 22-year-old DA 22-year-old Covington woman has been charged after an accident Monday that left both students and parents hospitalized, including her.

Danielle Ball has been charged with failure to yield while turning left. She was ejected from her vehicle and taken to Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition Monday. The hospital declined to comment citing HIPPA laws.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Monday that Ball reportedly pulled out of Oak Hill Elementary School in front of a school bus carrying 34 Alcovy High School students. Unable to stop in time, the bus struck Ball's vehicle around 7:30 a.m. The bus then turned another vehicle, a Kia, which was then rear-ended by a pickup truck. A woman and an Oak Hill Elementary student in the Kia were transported to the hospital, as were three AHS students from the school bus.

Deputy Superintendent for Operations Dennis Carpenter said the school bus was sent to Atlanta and that at this time, they are inspecting the damage on the bus.

nielle Ball of Covington. She has been charged with failing to yield while turning left.

 

UPDATE: According to Newton Medical Center, all that were taken to that hospital are in stable condition. This includes the parent and Oak Hill student that were involved and the three Alcovy High School students on the bus.

 

The driver that allegedly caused the accident and was ejected is still in critical condition.

Original story: Six people, including three high school students, were rushed to hospitals this morning after a Newton County School bus and two cars were involved in an accident around 7:30 a.m. in front of Oak Hill Elementary on Ga. Highway 212.

The accident occurred in front of Oak Hill Elementary school when a woman leaving the school reportedly pulled out in front of an Alcovy High School bus, causing the three-vehicle accident.

Three Alcovy High students were transported to the hospital, as were a child and parent also involved in the accident. The parent and child were in a separate car.

Most of the students and parents were transported to Newton Medical Center, according to hospital  spokeswoman Linda Moseley, who said she didn't believe the injuries were serious. However, the driver of the car that pulled in front of the bus was ejected from her vehicle and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center. She is currently in critical condition.

According to Dennis Carpenter, Newton County School System Deputy Superintendent of Operations, the bus was headed south when the vehicle pulled out of the elementary school and directly in front of the bus.

According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, "A vehicle pulled from Oak Hill Elementary into the path of the bus and was hit by the bus. The bus then hit a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. A pickup truck then rear-ended the third vehicle. Three children on the bus are being checked. Two people in the vehicle from the opposite direction hit by the bus were injured. The driver of the vehicle that pulled out in front of the bus was ejected and transported for treatment."

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