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School Bus Accident in Bowdon
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CARROLLTON, GA -- Carroll County Schools reported a bus accident on Wednesday, Oct. 13 around 7:45 a.m. on Georgia Highway 166 at Simonton Mill Road.

The bus was transporting 24 students to Bowdon High School and Jonesville Middle School. There were no injuries to anyone on the bus. Following the incident, an alternate bus transported the students to school.

A small pick-up truck with three passengers collided with the driver's side of the bus. At this time, the accident is still under investigation with the Georgia State Patrol.

The bus driver was Karmen Mitchem, a 12-year veteran driver. Mrs. Mitchem is fully certified and carries a class B driver's license, CDL, with S (to transport students) and P (to transport passengers) endorsements. Mrs. Mitchem has been a Carroll County bus driver since 1998 and has had no prior accident history.

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