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Rescued woman charged after crashing into school bus

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Firefighters, deputies and troopers work to rescue driver that crashed into school bus on S. Batesville Road. (Feb. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina) Firefighters, deputies and troopers work to rescue driver that crashed into school bus on S. Batesville Road. (Feb. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The woman who was rescued from her car after it slammed into the back of a school bus Friday morning has been ticketed in connection with the crash.

Assistant Fire Chief Bill Sizemore with the Boiling Springs Fire Department said a woman, who was identified by troopers as 53-year-old Tracy Gillen, of Greer, rear-ended a school bus that was stopped along South Batesville Road at Enoree Road about 8:30 a.m. He said there were no children onboard the bus.

SLIDESHOW: Car crashes into back of bus

Sizemore said the car ran up under the bus and rescuers had to first lift the bus off of the car before they could remove Gillen from her car. He said the rescue went flawlessly, adding "it went quickly for the situation we were faced with."

Gillen, who was wearing a seat belt, was then flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment. Her condition was not immediately released.

The bus driver was not injured.

Gillen was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Neighbors told FOX Carolina the school bus had just dropped off children at Buena Vista Elementary School prior to the crash.

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