Firefighters rescue school bus driver pinned after DeKalb crash

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A school bus driver was briefly pinned inside his vehicle following a crash in DeKalb County on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The bus was involved in the wreck with at least one other vehicle around 3:15 p.m. in the 4900 block of Stephenson Road before striking a tree, according to school district spokeswoman Carla Parker.

When firefighters arrived, they used the “jaws of life” to get the driver out around 3:30 p.m., according to DeKalb County fire spokesperson Capt. Jaeson Daniels said.

“He was trapped in the driver’s seat and pinned down by the steering wheel,” Daniels said.

The bus driver was taken to a hospital for minor injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred less than a mile from Stephenson High School. Police said there were no students on board at the time.

An investigation is ongoing.

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