School Bus Accident

On January 11, 2022, at 7:54 AM a Fayette County Deputy drove up on a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 187 about a mile south of Arlington. Upon investigation, it was learned that the accident involved a Starmont School Bus and passenger car. Deputies learned that the 2010 International school bus, operated by 68-year-old Janaan German of Lamont, was slowing down due to a vehicle that was broke down on the side of the road, when a 1997 Chevy Malibu operated by 16-year-old juvenile did not see the bus slowing down due to the sun and collided with the rear end of the school bus. Minor injuries were reported in the car, and the Chevy Malibu is believed to be totaled. The school bus sustained around $5,000 worth of damage. At the time of the collision, the bus was transporting over 40 students to the school. They were transferred to a different bus and then transported back to Starmont School where they were all evaluated for any injuries by medical staff. As of the time of this news release, there have not been any injuries reported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Ambulance. This accident remains under investigation.