Van Collides With School Bus

by Wes Mayer

alt

Photo by Jeffrey Leo


A driver was transported to Piedmont-Newnan Hospital Wednesday afternoon following an accident with a school bus near Evans Middle School.

Around 3:15 p.m., the school bus, which was not transporting any kids, was traveling eastbound on Highway 16 attempting to turn left onto Evans Drive when it was rear ended by a Mazda MPV, said Georgia State Patrol officials. The passenger’s side of the Mazda struck the rear driver’s side of the school bus, spinning the Mazda clockwise to face the opposite direction on the westbound side of the highway.

According to authorities, the driver of the school bus complained of injuries, but was not transported to the hospital — the 82-year-old driver of the Mazda suffered was transported to Piedmont-Newnan Hospital, and according to radio traffic, suffered from head lacerations. The road was closed for approximately 45 minutes, GSP officials said.



More Local

Holy Week under way in local churches

Sunday will be Easter, and Christians in Coweta County – and around the world – are remembering events from the final days of Je ... Read More


Sweep the Hooch

High waters = less trash to collect

Although the recent rain washed most of the garbage downriver, volunteers still collected a fair amount of trash from the Chattahoochee Rive ... Read More


Deal’s ‘Criminal Justice Reform’ broad

Georgians convicted of minor drug possession will no longer face mandatory suspension of their driver’s licenses, under Senate Bill 36 ... Read More


Newnan man shot in hand winds up arrested

A Newnan man was shot in the hand Sunday morning, and he was subsequently arrested for a violation of probation warrant. Around 4:15 a.m., O ... Read More


Be wary of telephone scam

Beware of the number 760-705-8888. Search for the phone number on the Internet, and you will find numerous forums of people complaining abou ... Read More

Senoia theft suspect wanted

Senoia police are on the lookout for a man who snuck into a store on April 10 and stole money from the store’s safe. The theft occurre ... Read More