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Paul Medina stands in bus yard on August 26, 2021 in Gunnison,...

Paul Medina stands in bus yard on August 26, 2021 in Gunnison, Colorado. Medina is now retired from being Gunnison"u2019s school district transportation manager, but during his time in the position... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Eight students were taken to the hospital to be checked after a Richmond County school bus was rear-ended this morning on Deans Bridge Road.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a pickup truck told deputies he sneezed and didn’t see bus 523 in front of him stopping to pick up a student.

The truck hit the back of the bus, leaving the students and bus driver complaining of neck and back pain.  They were all taken to the hospital to be treated.  The truck driver is also undergoing treatment for unspecified injuries.

Authorities say the truck driver was cited for following too closely.