More than 20 people hurt in bus crash in Georgetown County

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate a crash that injured 23 people in Georgetown county over the weekend.

Twenty-three people were hurt in a crash involving a Williamsburg County Transit bus Saturday Morning. We do not know their conditions as of Monday.

According to Assistant Chief Tony Hucks with the Georgetown County Fire Department, the crash happened just before 7:30. A car hit the bus and the bus turned over onto its side into a ditch. The crash happened on Browns Ferry Road near Browns Ferry Elementary School. 

Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol tells us that the car and bus were traveling in opposite directions. 38 people were on the bus at the time of the crash. They are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. 

Hucks tells us that the driver of the car had to be extricated and was airlifted to MUSC for treatment. 22 people from the bus were taken to hospitals in Horry and Georgetown Counties. 

Seven patients were treated and at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, and two patients received care at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, according to a news release. Those patients have since been released.

Midway Fire Rescue assisted with the crash, according to a post on their Facebook Page. 

Count on News13 for updates. 

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