Police release name of school bus driver cited in crash that injured 7
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston Police have released the name of a bus driver who struck a high school student and then crashed into a store Tuesday.
Tieshaca Lavette Gordon was cited for careless operation in connection to the morning crash.
The incident report for the crash states Gordon was making a left turn from Luella Avenue onto East Montague Avenue when the driver’s side rear tire of the bus struck the center concrete median on East Montague Avenue. That caused a jolt that caused Gordon “to become dislodged from the driver’s seat and unable to maintain control” of the school bus, the report states.
Jacobs said Gordon was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The bus then ran off the road to the left, crossing the center median, striking the high school student who was on the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street and then crashing into the Neighbor Store.
Gordon and four of the eight elementary school-age children were taken to the hospital, along with the student hit by the bus and a second student on the sidewalk who was struck by debris.
Police said none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.
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