A 5 year old child was killed, and 24 more were injured, in a school bus accident in Liberty County, Gerogia. While the exact cause of the accident is unknown, the bus crashed into a tree around 7AM Tuesday morning. The crash did not involve other vehicles. According to bus video, the bus driver, Evelyn Rodriguez, seemed to have struggled with the gear shift right before the crash. Rodriguez remains at a Savannah hospital in serious condition. The crash caused the roof to cave in on the children, and took fire crews over an hour to remove the driver from the vehicle.
The bus was headed to Taylor’s Creek Elementary School in Hinesville. The child killed was listed as 5 year old Cambria Shuman. She was sitting in one of the front-row seats. The bus was carrying children ages 5-12. Most of the children only sustained bumps and bruises from the accident.
In a statement released by The Liberty County School System, “[We] asks the community to join them in continued thoughts, prayers and support for all individuals affected by today’s accident.”
The bus accident is currently under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol. Grief counselors have been made available to all students and staff at the school.
Her grandmother has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money for the family.
If you or a loved one were involved in the accident, we can help. After being involved in a bus accident, it is critical that the injured party seeks medical attention right away.