FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – A man has been arrested after his vehicle struck a man and two children were hit by car while waiting at bus stop in Forsyth County on Friday morning.
The accident occurred in Cumming along Buford Highway, near Echols Road.
A nine-year-old girl was left in critical condition while her father and six-year-old sister were stable. The girls were pupils of Haw Creek Elementary School.
An official from Forsyth County Schools official said the three were waiting at the end of a driveway when a driver ignored the school bus which had stopped.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reported that the school bus had its lights flashing and the stop arm was extended but the driver allegedly drove his car around the bus, went over the curb, and hit the family.
A school spokesperson said the bus driver went to open the door and expected to see the students but they were not there.
The bus was carrying twenty students at the time of the crash and they were transported to school by another bus.
The driver remained at the scene and he has been identified as 19-year-old Christopher Frachiseur.
He was charged with three counts of serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs, failing to stop for a school bus loading or unloading, driving too fast for conditions, and driving without due care while operating a vehicle.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Officer said Frachiseur was being held without bond in the Forsyth County Jail.
Every year thousands of people get injured or killed in vehicular accidents in Georgia. Statistics show the state has some of the deadliest roads in the country.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, seek advice from a Georgia auto accident lawyer.