5 injured in 3-vehicle wreck

LAWRENCE-VILLE - Five people suffered minor injuries Monday in a three-vehicle collision at Hurricane Shoals Road and Belmont Drive.

The accident, which occurred shortly before 3 p.m., involved a passenger car, a Gwinnett County school bus and a special-needs van, according to Gwinnett Fire Department Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Five people from the special-needs van were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with minor injuries. They were described as the driver and four special-needs passengers. The school bus was not loaded at the time and the driver was not hurt.

Fire damages two-story home

LAWRENCE-VILLE - Fire damaged a two-story home in the 1500 block of Sundale Drive on Monday afternoon, displacing three people.

Firefighters responded to a neighbor's report of a house fire with smoke showing from the upstairs windows, according to Gwinnett Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Firefighters extinguished a small fire in an upstairs bedroom, Rutledge said. The blaze appeared accidental and may have been caused by a candle left burning unattended.