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Crash involving several buses in Ga. leaves injuries

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 A chain collision involving about a half-dozen buses east of Atlanta trapped one driver and forced medical officials to examine more than 50 children for injuries.

   The accident happened Saturday while the buses were taking students from Burke County near the South Carolina border to a Six Flags amusement park near Atlanta.

   Burke County School Board Chairman Johnny Jenkins said one bus slowed abruptly on Interstate 20 as it approached a construction site, setting off a chain collision. School officials said six buses collided, though police said seven buses were involved.

   Rescuers cut one driver, Angela Benjamin Jones, from the wreckage. She was flown to an Atlanta hospital and listed in stable condition. More than 50 children were treated or examined for minor injuries at local hospitals.

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