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1 critical after head-on crash involving school bus; no students hurt

Two people in a Toyota Scion sustained injuries after a crash Wednesday involving a school bus in south Fulton County.

The crash happened in the school zone near Campbellton Road and Childress Drive. Channel 2 Action News reported it was a head-on collision.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle involved in an accident with a Fulton County school bus had to be extricated and were taken to a local hospital, Atlanta police said. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

There were 13 students on the bus from Therrell High School. Channel 2 reported two students were taken to the hospital, but Atlanta Public Schools spokesman Seth Coleman said the students and bus driver were not seriously injured.

The students were transferred to another bus or picked up by parents, Coleman said.

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The driver and passenger of the vehicle had to be extricated and  were taken to Grady Hospital, Atlanta police said. Channel 2 reports that the driver is in critical condition with broken bones and a head injury.

Atlanta Police told the station that, "Based on witness reports, the drivers of the Toyota Scion were at fault."

Atlanta Public Schools sent a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the incident: “The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority for Atlanta Public Schools, and we are grateful that all students and staff involved in the accident are safe.”

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