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Car slams into rear of school bus; students, drivers escape injuries

A Dearing woman slammed into the rear of a school bus near R.L. Norris Elementary School in Thomson on Wednesday morning, police say.

Sgt. Willie Williams of the Thomson Police Department said no one was injured in the 7:45 a.m. wreck on Harrison Road. At the time of the mishap, there was about 20 students onboard the school bus.

He identified the driver of the Nissan car as Cassandra Wallace. Sgt. Williams said Ms. Wallace was charged with following too closely and that another charge could be was pending.

During the investigation, Sgt. Williams said Ms. Wallace complained about the bright morning sun being in her eyes prior to the accident.

Bus #18, driven by Jeannette Usry, a substitute, was stopped at the time of the crash. After determining that no one was injured on the bus, it was allowed to leave and continue to transport students to various schools. Sgt. Williams said the bus sustained only minor damages.

Ms. Wallace's car received extensive front-end damages.



Web posted on Thursday, October 16, 2008













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