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Teen driver injured in crash with school bus

GRAYSON - A 17-year-old driving a Toyota Camry was taken to a hospital Monday afternoon after she rear-ended a Gwinnett County school bus, but none of the children on board were seriously injured, officials said.

One of the 22 Starling Elementary School students on the bus complained of a minor injury and was treated at the scene by paramedics, said Capt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The driver of the school bus was not hurt.

The collision happened about 3:30 p.m. at Grayson-New Hope Road and North Round Road in Grayson. The school bus had stopped to make a left-hand turn when it was rear-ended, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said.

The Toyota Camry ran underneath the rear of the bus, trapping the teenager inside, Rutledge said. She was extricated by firefighters and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Some parents came to the scene to make sure their children were safe and took them home, Rutledge said. The rest of the children were transported home in a different bus.