Safety

Driver falls asleep, crashes school bus into mobile home

Posted on September 24, 2014
Thirty-two students were on the bus at the time of the crash and two suffered minor injuries. The bus driver is facing a charge for running a stop sign during the accident. Photo by Darlington County Sheriff's Office. 

Thirty-two students were on the bus at the time of the crash and two suffered minor injuries. The bus driver is facing a charge for running a stop sign during the accident. Photo by Darlington County Sheriff's Office. 

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — Lakeisha Graham-Martin, a bus driver for Darlington County School District, crashed into a mobile home here on Monday after she fell asleep at the wheel, WMBF reports.

Thirty-two students were on board the bus at the time. A couple of the students suffered minor injuries, Renee Gainey, a parent of a child on the bus who helped the students deboard, told the news outlet. The students had to exit through the back of the bus because the front was lodged in the mobile home. No one was inside the mobile home at the time of the crash.

The State Highway Patrol told the news outlet Graham-Martin admitted to falling asleep before crashing the school bus. She is facing a charge for running a stop sign during the accident, and the district has placed her on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the crash, WMBF reports.

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Related Topics: driver fatigue, school bus crash, South Carolina

Comments ( 1 )
  • steve carlson

     | about 5 years ago

    Now thats one way to add an addition on to your mobile home. Seriously though, Im glad no injuries were serious. Once again it looks like the bus absorbed the impact force thus working as designed.

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