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One injured in school bus wreck at East Hall
No students hurt in accident in front of middle school
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No students were injured in a Monday morning wreck involving a Hall County school bus at East Hall Middle School.

However, one person in another vehicle was hurt in the wreck, which happened about 8 a.m. in front of the school at 4120 East Hall Road, said Gordon Higgins, spokesman for the Hall school system.

Some of the students on Bus 2912 attend East Hall High School. Another bus took those students to the high school “without too much delay,” Higgins said.

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Auston Allen said the bus driven by Lisa Gailey was waiting to pull into the entrance at East Hall Middle School. A second school bus driving in front of a 2000 Honda Accord yielded to let Gailey’s bus turn into the school, Allen said.

“When it stopped, the Honda Accord improperly passed the school bus as the other school bus was turning left and they struck corner to corner,” Allen said.

The driver of the Honda Accord was identified as Wanda Phillips, 64, of Gainesville and was determined to be at fault for improper passing. There will be no charges, Allen said.

Phillips was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on a complaint of a chest injury, though neither driver was seriously injured. Gailey denied transport but complained of a neck injury.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.

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