Anderson school officials: Bus driver's story doesn't add up

Anderson school officials: Bus driver's story doesn't add up

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School bus number 20 was headed to Dutch Valley Elementary on Johnson Gap Road in Clinton Tuesday when it crashed. School bus number 20 was headed to Dutch Valley Elementary on Johnson Gap Road in Clinton Tuesday when it crashed.
"I think the good Lord above had his hands on me and my children, and protected me and my kids," Tammy Moore told 6 News shortly after the crash. "I think the good Lord above had his hands on me and my children, and protected me and my kids," Tammy Moore told 6 News shortly after the crash.

CLINTON (WATE) - Anderson County school officials say a bus driver's story about the moments leading up to a crash don't match what an in-bus camera shows.

School bus number 20 was headed to Dutch Valley Elementary on Johnson Gap Road in Clinton Tuesday when it crashed. The bus was carrying 43 students.

Three were taken to the hospital, two with minor injuries and the third with a pre-existing condition.

The driver, Tammy Moore, told authorities and 6 News another car veered into her lane, forcing her to swerve off the road.

"I think the good Lord above had his hands on me and my children, and protected me and my kids," Moore told 6 News shortly after the crash.

Joe Forgety, supervisor of safety and transportation for the Anderson County Schools, told 6 News an in-bus camera recording shows no vehicle swerving in front of the bus.

Forgety says the crash was a case of distracted driving.

Moore will not be allowed to drive a bus until the investigation is complete.

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