SUV traveling in turn lane, sideswipes school bus

SUV sideswipes school bus. 

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Police expect to charge a driver who side-swiped a school bus Thursday afternoon. The impact caused the SUV to barrel roll at least once, according to Marietta Police.

The incident happened around 3:26p.m. on Powder Springs Street near the intersection of Oregon Trail. No apparent life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police at the scene an adult female driver in the SUV entered the center left turn lane on Powder Springs Street southbound, using the turn lane as a travel lane.

The Marietta City School bus had one student on board, according to the bus driver’s account to police. It was traveling northbound on Powder Springs Street. It entered the center turn lane to turn onto Hickory Drive.

The bus driver watched the SUV approaching and not appearing to slow down. The bus driver pulled as far to the right within the turn lane as possible in order to avoid being hit head on.

Police told CBS46 News the incident is still under investigation.


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