As an 18-wheeler turned from Central Avenue Wednesday morning, one of the trees it was hauling punctured the side of a Head Start school bus carrying children.
The tree went completely through the top of the school bus.
Three of the students, the driver and assistant were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The wreck happened at about 6:45 a.m.
The truck was turning west onto Parsons Road and the bus was travelling north on Central Avenue.
Dorothy Chiasson, 20, of Ladson drove the school bus and James Roberts, 69, of Walterboro drove the 18-wheeler. Roberts has been charged with improper turn, according to police.
The wreck is under investigation and as of 8:30 a.m. had been cleared from the road. Anyone that may have witnessed the accident, call the Summerville Police Department 851-4100.
Updated 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29 to add charge against James Robert.