ATLANTA, GA – Two teenagers were involved in a school bus crash Wednesday afternoon that left them both severely injured. The teens, ages 15 and 17-years-old were driving when their car smashed into the front of a Cobbs County school bus.
In addition to the teens, the school bus driver was also injured. According to Cobb police spokeswoman Officer Sydney Melton, the crash happened on Due West Road just before 4 p.m. Fortunately, there were no children present on the bus at the time of the incident.
Furthermore, investigators reported that 17-year-old Stephen Randall was traveling east near Antioch Road in a Mazda sedan. He crossed over a double yellow line, and as a result, collided into the school bus head-on. The 15-year-old was also in the car with him.
Moreover, the identity of the bus driver was revealed. According to police, the driver, Robin Blackstone, was the only person on board the bus. As a result, Blackstone was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where she was treated for injuries sustained from the school bus crash.
As reported by police, both teens suffered serious injuries. Subsequently, Randall was taken to Kennestone by ambulance. However, the 15-year-old was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital.
The conditions of the three victims are still unknown.
Apart from this, much of the Wednesday evening commute was obstructed due to blocked roadways from the school bus crash. Police responded to the scene which was about three miles from Harrison and East Paulding high schools.
It is still unclear whether both teenagers were students.
However, the crash is still under investigation. The police are encouraging anyone who may have pertinent information related to the incident to call the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.