LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A student was almost struck by a logging truck here on Wednesday while they were boarding their school bus.
The incident occurred along Flat Rock Rd. when the bus driver, identified as Eddie Reese, stopped to pick up the student on the right side of the roadway, according to a post on the Lancaster County School District’s Safety and Transportation’s Facebook page. As the student boarded the bus, a logging truck that was traveling toward the bus from the opposite direction swerved to avoid another truck that was stopped for the bus.
Bryan Vaughn, the district’s transportation director, added in the post that the second truck swerved to the left side of the bus where the student was boarding, and in turn struck the bus’s extended stop arm. The student and everyone else on board the bus were not harmed. Reese, who has been driving school buses for nearly 16 years, told WBTV that he thinks the truck driver wasn’t paying attention and that the trucks on the road need to slow down.
Vaughn added in the Facebook post that he is thankful for Reese’s “calm and professional approach” to the incident and that no one was hurt. He also said events like this “continue to highlight the concerns of driver’s inattentiveness and driving too fast for conditions.”
Watch the video of the incident, posted on Lancaster County School District’s Safety and Transportation’s Facebook page, below.