East Jones Elementary school bus involved in accident

East Jones Elementary school bus involved in accident

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County school bus was involved in an accident Monday morning.

At around 7:20 a.m., units from Powers and Glade Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the accident near Walker's Dairy Bar on Highway 184; Sandersville and M&M Volunteer Emergency Medical Responders were in the area and also responded.

When firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders arrived on scene, they found three vehicles: a blue Corolla with extensive damage to its front-end; a silver Nissan with minimal damage; and a school bus with minimal damage.

Jones County Emergency Management reported that four of the 27 children on the bus were taken to a local hospital by parents for what was believed to be minor injuries.

It was originally reported that Jones County Superintendent Tommy Parker was told there were no injuries to any students. Parker said he was not made aware of the four students taken to the hospital by their parents, but encourages any parent who is worried to have their child checked out.

The teenage driver of the blue Corolla sustained what was believed to be minor injuries as well and was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment, according to the Jones County Fire Council.

The occupants of the Nissan were uninjured. All five injured were initially assessed on scene by Powers Emergency Medical Responders.