FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned a man and two young girls were hit while waiting for a school bus in Forsyth County.
The teenage driver, identified as Chris Frachiseur, told deputies he was approaching the bus but then realized he was "too close to the bus" and decided to drive around it to the right, even though the bus' lights were flashing.
Deputies said the 19-year-old went onto the sidewalk, hitting the man and two sisters, a first and fourth-grader, on a driveway.
The fourth-grader was thrown into a ditch. All three people were rushed to the hospital.
One child was in the ICU as of Friday night.
Frachiseur is facing multiple charges.
BREAKING: @ForsythCountySO has charged 19-yr-old Chris Frachiseur with multiple offenses for passing a school bus and hitting a man, two students this morning. I'm live starting at 4 with reaction from parents at their school. pic.twitter.com/1hXByz5iFb— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) November 15, 2019
"This is a good example of why it's important that your head needs to be in the game when you drive a car because that school bus has precious cargo. On the school bus, and getting on the school bus, and it's sad for everybody," said Forsyth Cpl. Doug Rainwater.
The bus was on its way to Haw Creek Elementary School. 20 other children were on the bus.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the individuals injured.
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