ATLANTA – Six children with special needs on a school bus in southwestern Atlanta were unharmed after a large tree fell and fell on top of the bus.
School district officials say the tree fell on the school bus when it crashed into Beecher Circle SW shortly before 7:30 a.m.
Buses take students to nearby Beecher Hills Elementary School, according to Atlanta Public Schools.
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Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway talking to a man on Channel 2 Action news at noon who said he heard trees falling and jumped into action.
“I heard a loud sound like the sound of light, but then there was no sound behind it. Then my brain just said, ‘Oh, that’s a tree,’ Victor McCoy said.
The tree is located in the grounds of an abandoned house.
McCoy told Holloway: “I went outside and I saw the lights flashing and I walked up to it, there was a bus, a big school bus and a woman screaming.
That’s when he went inside and called 911.
Fortunately, no children were injured. All six were put on another bus and then headed to school.
County officials said the driver reported minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Witnesses told Holloway that the driver was hit in the eye by glass.
Officials have not commented on whether the fallen tree is weather related.
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