COVINGTON -- More than 30 elementary school students were transported to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon after one school bus ran into another one.
After the school day Tuesday, a bus apparently ran into the back end of another bus on Ga. Highway 162 near Rocky Plains Elementary School, according to the Newton County School System. The two buses involved were Bus Route 142 and Bus Route 106, both transporting students from Rocky Plains.
"Initial indication is that the first bus was stopping to unload passengers when it was hit in the rear by the second bus," according to the Georgia State Patrol, which was investigating the accident.
More than 30 students with minor injuries were transported to Newton Medical Center via a school bus; one student and one driver were transported via ambulance, according to NCSS. Additionally, four people were taken to Rockdale Medical Center, according to Kerri Glover, director of Marketing and Business Development for RMC.
Students who were not injured were transported back to Rocky Plains to be picked up by their parents or a different school bus to be taken home.
NCSS reported that the school notified parents after the accident about the students who were transported to the hospital.
The school system had no other information as of press time Tuesday.