HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) – According to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), a wrong-way driver traveling on Airport Road in Hinesville early Friday morning hit two Liberty County school buses.
GSP says the driver of a utility truck was driving in the wrong lane heading in the direction of E.G. Miles Parkway while the buses were heading back to the bus barn on Airport Road traveling in the direction of High 84.
The driver of the utility truck sideswiped one bus and then struck the second bus head-on. The utility truck burst into flames. Officials say the driver received burns to his torso and head area.
No children were on the buses at the time.
The driver of the utility truck was airlifted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where his condition is unknown.
The driver of the bus, which had been hit head-on, was transported to a local area hospital.