HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Another school bus accident happened Tuesday morning, this one on Highway 43 near the Pearl River-Hancock County line. Melissa Holston, Assistant Superintendent for the Pearl River County School District, said the wreck happened around 7:15 a.m.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said a truck rear-ended the school bus while it was stopped on the highway to pick up students.
Holston said 23 middle and high school students were on board, but none were seriously hurt. No children had to be transported by ambulance, but Holston said two students were taken to the hospital as a precaution by their parents.
"We're thankful no students were seriously injured," said Holston. "The parents of two children did take them to be checked as a precaution."
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital.
Early Tuesday morning, a fatal school bus accident happened in Collins on Highway 84. One child was injured in that accident, but emergency officials said two people from other vehicles involved in the wreck were killed.