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Update: 4 transported to hospital after school bus crash in Bluffton, officials say

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Sgt. James Prouty of the Washington State Patrol explains when you must stop for a school bus.
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Sgt. James Prouty of the Washington State Patrol explains when you must stop for a school bus.

Four people were transported to a local hospital after a bus carrying Bluffton High School students was rear-ended just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning, according to local officials.

All four people taken to the hospital reported having back pain, Bluffton Township Fire District spokesperson Lee Levesque said about two hours after the crash. None of the injuries was thought to be life-threatening.

The bus was slowing to make a left-hand turn into an apartment complex at 49 Simmonsville Road when a car struck it from behind, said S.C. Highway Patrol spokesperson Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

He said the driver of the car was charged with following too closely.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.

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