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Surveillance video captures the moment a tractor-trailer slams into a school bus

Surveillance video has captured the moment a tractor-trailer crashed into a South Carolina school bus carrying students with disabilities.

On Tuesday, around 3.20pm, the truck was driving north on Fairview Road in Greenville when the driver hit a pole, swerved off the road and crossed the center line, reported WYFF.

According to the Greenville County Schools Transportation Department, four special needs students from Sara Collins Elementary School and Washington Center were on board, in addition to the driver and an aide.

Surveillance video has captured the moment a tractor-trailer crashed into a South Carolina school bus carrying students with disabilities

On Tuesday, around 3.20pm, the truck was driving north on Fairview Road in Greenville when the driver hit a pole, swerved off the road and crossed the center line

On Tuesday, around 3.20pm, the truck was driving north on Fairview Road in Greenville when the driver hit a pole, swerved off the road and crossed the center line

According to the Greenville County Schools Transportation Department, four special needs students from Sara Collins Elementary School and Washington Center were on board, in addition to the driver and an aide

According to the Greenville County Schools Transportation Department, four special needs students from Sara Collins Elementary School and Washington Center were on board, in addition to the driver and an aide

The driver, Tammy Cummings, told FOXCarolina that she saw the truck heading towards her and prepared for the collision. 

‘The bed of the truck started leaning towards me and I noticed that my aide was behind the seat the way she was supposed to be, the children was in their seats so I knew they were safe in their compartment area,’ Cummings said.

‘I just saw the bed of the truck come towards me and I held up my arms to cover my face because I knew that bed was going to hit us.’  

Cummings told FOXCarolina that she followed training protocol, including slowing the bus down as soon as noticed the truck heading towards them. 

Bus driver Tammy Cummings said: 'I just saw the bed of the truck come towards me and I held up my arms to cover my face because I knew that bed was going to hit us'

Bus driver Tammy Cummings said: ‘I just saw the bed of the truck come towards me and I held up my arms to cover my face because I knew that bed was going to hit us’

Cummings told FOXCarolina that she followed training protocol, including slowing the bus down as soon as noticed the truck heading towards them (Pictured, children on the bus)

Cummings told FOXCarolina that she followed training protocol, including slowing the bus down as soon as noticed the truck heading towards them (Pictured, children on the bus)

After the crash, Cummings (pictured)  said she called authorities to report the incident and then attempted to distract the children by asking them what kind of games they had on their phones

After the crash, Cummings (pictured)  said she called authorities to report the incident and then attempted to distract the children by asking them what kind of games they had on their phones

Adam James, the director of transportation for the Greenville County School District, told ABC News that Cummings is the school bus safety trainer for Greenville County Schools.

‘What we see is training going into action. They did exactly what they’re trained to do. For us, it validated the training,’ James said.

‘The driver saw what had happened ahead of her and had she not stopped the bus when she did, I believe it could’ve been a lot worse.’ 

Adam James, the director of transportation for the Greenville County School District, told ABC News that Cummings (pictured) is the school bus safety trainer for Greenville County Schools

Adam James, the director of transportation for the Greenville County School District, told ABC News that Cummings (pictured) is the school bus safety trainer for Greenville County Schools

A 10-year-old aboard the bus was transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, state troopers said.

A 10-year-old aboard the bus was transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, state troopers said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Gary Mccan, was injured and taken to the hospital, troopers said He has been charged with driving left of center

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Gary Mccan, was injured and taken to the hospital, troopers said He has been charged with driving left of center

After the crash, Cummings said she called authorities to report the incident and then attempted to distract the children by asking them what kind of games they had on their phones.

A 10-year-old aboard the bus was transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, state troopers said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Gary Mccan, was injured and taken to the hospital, troopers said.   

He has been charged with driving left of center.



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