Barrow County Emergency Services personnel were called to the scene of an accident involving a Gwinnett County School bus and a sport utility vehicle.
The Aug. 31 accident occurred just after 8 a.m. on Dee Kennedy Road.
According to Jorge Quintana, director of media relations for Gwinnett County Public Schools, two students from Duncan Creek Elementary School in Hoschton were on the bus at the time of the accident. Quintana said the bus was struck as the driver of the sport utility vehicle was backing out of a driveway.
Neither of the students was injured and another bus was called to transport the children to school.
Engine 5, Med 5 and Battalion 1 responded.
For the week, communications officers with Barrow County Emergency Services received a total of 4,789 calls – 1,505 of which were 911 calls. Firefighters were dispatched to handle 161 of these calls including:
•a structure fire on Emerald Pointe Drive. Engines 1 and 6, Med 6 and Battalion 1 responded to the Aug. 27 incident. Firefighters found an electrical GFI outlet in the garage of the residence had been tripped causing smoke and fire around the protective cover.
•an Aug. 29 vehicle fire on Graystone Drive. Arson investigators were called to the scene after a passenger van was deliberately burned. The vehicle had been reported stolen. The incident is under investigation.
•a vehicle fire on Hwy. 11. On Aug. 29, Engine 3 was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Hwy. 11 near the Walton County line. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
•an accident on Hwy. 316. Engine 7, Med 7 and Battalion 1 responded to a two car collision on Aug. 30 on Hwy. 316 near Kilcrease Road. No injuries were reported.
•unknown substance on Bethlehem Road. On Aug. 30, Engine 1, Med 1 and Battalion 1 were dispatched to Bethlehem Road near Statham Drive after a caller reported seeing an unknown substance on the roadway. The substance was a 50-lb bag of Hydraul EZ which had apprenetly fallen off a vehicle and split open. The contents were determined to be a respiratory hazard with some carcinogenic properties. The contents were diluted with water and removed from the roadway.
•an accident on Atlanta Highway. Engine 1, Med 1 and Battalion 1 were called to a Sept. 1 accident on Atlanta Highway near Giles Road. Two people were injured when a vehicle left the roadway and came to rest against a fence. The patients were transported to an area hospital.
•multiple grass fires on Hwy. 124. On Sept. 2, Engines 5 and 4, Battalion 1 and Engines from West Jackson Fire Department were dispatched to deal with several small grass fires. The cause of the fires was determined to be a passing truck that was headed from Jackson County towards Gwinnett County.