GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The one child whose injuries were worrying doctors the most was released from USA Medical Center Wednesday night, just before 10pm. The nine-year-old girl was Life-flighted to Mobile after one school bus rear-ended another school bus in George County Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened on Highway 26, near Highway 63.
Twenty other children were treated at George Regional Hospital and Community Medical Center in Lucedale. Late Wednesday night, two children were still in emergency treatment, but were expected to be released by 11pm. The injuries included broken bones and lacerations.
The driver of the bus that was hit suffered minor injuries. The driver of the second bus was kept for a short while for observation.
"Me and my cousin got off the bus, and I turned around and my cousin was scared and I looked and I heard a loud noise and I seen glass flying and saw the bus hit each other and saw my friend in the back seat yelling and saw him getting off the bus," said 8th grader Trace Pope.
His cousin, 5th grader Hunter Pope, said, "I had just got off the bus and was at the end of the driveway and turned around all I saw was that other bus hit our bus."
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and officials say they will be reviewing video from the buses Thursday morning.