Bus, motorcycle involved in accident in St. Clair County

A St. Clair County Head Start bus was involved in a collision with a motorcycle Friday morning.


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ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- Cpl. Steve Smith, the public information officer for the Alabama State Troopers Post in Birmingham, said there was an early-morning accident Friday involving a St. Clair County Head Start bus and a motorcycle.

Smith said there was one minor injury in the accident, the unidentified driver of the motorcycle. The corporal said the collision happened on Alabama 174, near the U.S. 231 intersection, shortly after 7 a.m.

Smith said the motorcycle driver was traveling north on U.S. 231 and was taking a left onto Alabama 174 when the accident occurred. The bus was traveling on Alabama 174, toward U.S. 231.

The corporal said there were 35 children on the bus, but no reports of injuries among them.

“I’m proud of my staff for following the proper procedures,” said Latoya Orr, the executive director for the St. Clair County Head Start school. “We were thankful that there were no injuries (on the bus).”

In addition to the students, she said there were four bus assistants and one driver on the bus. Orr said a bus was sent to the scene to pick up the children, and parents were notified of the accident.

“It was an accident, but everyone is OK,” she said.

Smith said the motorcycle driver was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.