There were no injuries reported after a Newton County School System bus was involved in a head-on collision Monday.
The incident occurred on Mabry Road, just off Hwy. 36, at around 4:31 p.m. with six Indian Creek Middle School students onboard.
"As soon as the call went out, our transportation department personnel were out the door and quick to arrive on the scene, as were the sheriff's deputies, fire fighters and EMS," said Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for NCSS. "Together, everyone was able to assist not only those on teh bus but also the person in teh other vehicle. Obviously, a head-on collision is a very scary situation but those six students handled it very well."
According to a release from NCSS, EMS was called to the scene and no students were transported via ambulance for medical treatment. Parents of all six of the students who were on school bus route No. 233 were immediately notified by school system officials. All students were released to their parents/guardians at the scene.
"We are very thankful that everyone is okay," Viniard said. Although no students required ambulance transportation, all of the parents opted to take their children to the emergency room for treatment as a precaution."
Bus driver Larry Barnett was also injury free after the accident.
"He did a great job maintaining control of the bus and was also able to reassure the students that everything would be ok. He's a very experienced driver and he handled the situation very well."