In Columbus, GA, a man identified as 31-year-old, John Reynolds, has been charged with multiple citations after crashing into a school bus at the intersection of Steam Mill Road and Steam Mill Place while under the influence of narcotics.
Monday morning, at approximately 6:44 AM, Reynolds rear ended a school bus that was in the process of shuttling about twenty kids to several high schools such as Carver, Columbus, Early College, Hardaway, Rainy-McCullers/Shaw.
The taxi cab driver was headed northbound on Steam Mill Road in his 2011 Ford Crown Victoria when the accident occurred. Reynolds was following behind the Muscogee county school bus, however, when the bus came to a stop with its lights flashing, Reynolds rear ended the bus.
According the Reynolds, his collision with the bus was due to the rainy weather conditions that day as he described the roads as being wet and slippery, therefore causing his vehicles to slip and hit the bus. Thankfully, none of kids on board were reported to be injured.
Local law enforcement were immediately notified and transportation supervisors immediately dispatched another bus to continue to transport the kids. Reynolds was held in Muscogee county jail for driving under the influence of narcotics. As a result of the accident, Reynolds was charged with one count of each; DUI, driving too fast for conditions, following too close, and failure to wear a safety belt.
If you or someone that you care about has been hurt in a car wreck in Columbus, GA, contact a Columbus, GA car accident lawyer at The Sessions Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Sources: Sarah Robinson