CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Police are looking for a driver accused of crashing into a Cherokee County school bus and then leaving the scene on foot.
The crash happened Tuesday just before 6:30 a.m. on Hightower Road in Ball Ground.
Cherokee County deputies told Channel 2's Kristen Holloway a Honda Accord crossed the center line and slammed into the bus. The driver got out of the car and walked away.
"It was a significant collision. The driver of the Honda Accord, which is registered out of Hall County, fled on foot, so it's a pretty good chance that driver is injured. We were unable to locate him," said Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
One child and the bus driver were the only people on the bus at the time. Both were uninjured.
Triple Team Traffic first reported on the accident on Channel 2 Action News This Morning. The road was closed and backed up for two hours as crews worked to remove the bus.
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Happening Now in Cherokee Co. @mckayWSB in News Chopper 2 over this School Bus that ran off the road and it has Hwy 369/Hightower Rd. shutdown at Ballground Rd./Hwy 372 Avoid and use SR-20 Stay with @wsbradio and @wsbtv for updates https://t.co/KslBQmUsyy #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/Ao09hGXvpS— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) October 1, 2019
Photos shared with Channel 2 Action News showed significant damage to the Accord, with a shattered window and driver's side smashed in.
The school bus slid into a ditch, lost a tire, and had to get pulled out by a tow truck.
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